- that can be permitted; allowable: a permissible amount of sentimentality under the circumstances; Such behavior is not permissible!
Origin of permissible
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[But] it is permissible to separate them if the children are grown and mature.
Question 7: Is it permissible to separate a mother from her children through [the act of] buying and selling?
The consensus leans toward forbidding it, though some people of knowledge think it permissible.
(2) If a creative professional wants to volunteer to help a for-profit business, that is permissible.Rich People Want You to Work for Free
October 20, 2014
Halal means “permissible” in Arabic and refers to food that does not contain alcohol and pork.Inside The Growing Organic Halal Movement
September 7, 2014
It is permissible to say that there is no such thing as punishment; there are only wrong results.The Conquest of Fear
In a paper on his books, it is permissible to end with a bookish anecdote.De Libris: Prose and Verse
Reverie was not permissible for a hostess on her reception day.The Dominant Strain
Anna Chapin Ray
Is what is permissible in Covent Garden, criminal in the city?Nuts and Nutcrackers
Charles James Lever
This was not permissible according to the notions of that time.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
- permitted; allowable
Word Origin and History for permissible
early 15c., from Old French permissible (15c.) and directly from Medieval Latin permissibilis, from permiss-, past participle stem of Latin permittere (see permit (v.)).