[ per-mis-uh-buhl ]
/ pərˈmɪs ə bəl /


that can be permitted; allowable: a permissible amount of sentimentality under the circumstances; Such behavior is not permissible!

Origin of permissible

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Medieval Latin word permissibilis. See permission, -ible

SYNONYMS FOR permissible

allowed, sanctioned, lawful, legal, tolerated.

OTHER WORDS FROM permissible Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for permissibility

/ (pəˈmɪsəbəl) /


permitted; allowable

Derived forms of permissible

permissibility, nounpermissibly, adverb
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