[ per-mis-uh-buhl ]
/ pərˈmɪs ə bəl /
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that can be permitted; allowable: a permissible amount of sentimentality under the circumstances; Such behavior is not permissible!
OTHER WORDS FOR permissible
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Origin of permissible
First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Medieval Latin word permissibilis.See permission, -ible
OTHER WORDS FROM permissible
per·mis·si·bil·i·ty, per·mis·si·ble·ness, nounper·mis·si·bly, adverbnon·per·mis·si·bil·i·ty, nounnon·per·mis·si·ble, adjective
non·per·mis·si·bly, adverbun·per·mis·si·ble, adjectiveun·per·mis·si·bly, adverb
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How to use permissible in a sentence
The contracts were awarded on a no-bid basis, which is permissible only if a federal agency supplies written documentation to justify it.Former Voice of America overseer hired two law firms to $4 million no-bid contracts.|Paul Farhi|January 25, 2021|Washington Post
In doing so, the company took a clear stand on what was and was not permissible on its platform.By clamping down on DC rioters, Airbnb is finally acting like it owns the place|Rani Molla|January 15, 2021|Vox
This is obviously not the place to discourse at length on the permissibility of suicide.
The physician is frequently consulted as to the permissibility or danger of marriages between near relations.Woman|William J. Robinson
But if this is to be legal, the whole principle of the permissibility of counter practice is granted.Science and Education|Thomas H. Huxley
British Dictionary definitions for permissible
/ (pəˈmɪsəbəl) /
Derived forms of permissiblepermissibility, nounpermissibly, adverb
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