Origin of allowable
Examples from the Web for allowable
For example, Kuwait recently put a limit the allowable amount of sodium in bread to lower blood pressure.The Secret to Tracking Ebola, MERS, and Flu? Sewers|Wudan Yan|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Government officials have no allowable reasons for withholding critical data from lawmakers.
So the accountants had to go back, recalculate, and choose not to take nearly two million dollars in allowable deductions.Romney Cut Deductions on 2011 Taxes to Maintain Campaign Pledge|Daniel Gross|September 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If this tape is allowable in court it may happily be just the evidence needed to land him in jail for domestic abuse.
Being brainy, being a wonk, is allowable when the package is lean and effortlessly hip, with serious eyes and a movie-star smile.
Neither is it allowable in a Churchman when armed to confess it.The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete|Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz
My orders were such and the force with me also so small that no attack was allowable.
First of all, the best part of a benefit is lost if a lawsuit is allowable, as in the case of a definite loan.
It won for the infant institute in the person of Langethal—if the expression is allowable—the backbone.The Story Of My Life From Childhood To Manhood|Georg Ebers
Is it allowable, Sergeant, for a rookie to ask what this is all about?Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks|H. Irving Hancock
British Dictionary definitions for allowable
Word Origin and History for allowable
late 14c., from Old French allouable, from allouer (see allow).