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!

Nearby words

  1. permeation,
  2. permian,
  3. permic,
  4. permie,
  5. permillage,
  6. permission,
  7. permissive,
  8. permissively,
  9. permissivism,
  10. permissory

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.

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British Dictionary definitions for permissible

permissible

/ (pəˈmɪsəbəl) /

adjective

permitted; allowable
Derived Formspermissibility, nounpermissibly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for permissible

permissible

adj.

early 15c., from Old French permissible (15c.) and directly from Medieval Latin permissibilis, from permiss-, past participle stem of Latin permittere (see permit (v.)).

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