allowable

[ uh-lou-uh-buhl ]
/ əˈlaʊ ə bəl /

adjective

that may be allowed; legitimate; permissible: an allowable tax deduction.

noun

something, as an action or amount, that is allowed.
Ecology. allowable cut.

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Origin of allowable

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Middle French word alouable.See allow, -able

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British Dictionary definitions for allowable

allowable
/ (əˈlaʊəbəl) /

adjective

permissible; admissible

Derived forms of allowable

allowably, adverb
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