permissible

[ per-mis-uh-buhl ]
/ pərˈmɪs ə bəl /

adjective

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

SYNONYMS FOR permissible

allowed, sanctioned, lawful, legal, tolerated.

OTHER WORDS FROM permissible

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British Dictionary definitions for permissible

permissible
/ (pəˈmɪsəbəl) /

adjective

permitted; allowable

Derived forms of permissible

permissibility, nounpermissibly, adverb
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