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View synonyms for permissible

permissible

[ per-mis-uh-buhl ]

adjective

  1. that can be permitted; allowable:

    a permissible amount of sentimentality under the circumstances; Such behavior is not permissible!

    Synonyms: legal, lawful, allowed



permissible

/ pəˈmɪsəbəl /

adjective

  1. permitted; allowable


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Derived Forms

  • perˌmissiˈbility, noun
  • perˈmissibly, adverb

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Other Words From

  • per·missi·bili·ty per·missi·ble·ness noun
  • per·missi·bly adverb
  • nonper·missi·bili·ty noun
  • nonper·missi·ble adjective
  • nonper·missi·bly adverb
  • unper·missi·ble adjective
  • unper·missi·bly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of permissible1

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

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Example Sentences

The other scenario that could make live entertainment permissible under existing state rules would be if strip clubs opened with a drive-in theater format, the spokesman added.

She voted that discrimination against older job applicants is permissible, asserting that job protections that apply to workers do not protect job applicants.

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It’s not clear what is permissible and not in terms of foreign interference in elections.

Regulators determined the utility violated regulations that govern permissible distance between electrically live cables, equipment and tree branches.

It’s now permissible to take sides on social and political issues.

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Administration lawyers also approved the "enhanced interrogation techniques" and said they were legally permissible.

[But] it is permissible to separate them if the children are grown and mature.

Question 7: Is it permissible to separate a mother from her children through [the act of] buying and selling?

The consensus leans toward forbidding it, though some people of knowledge think it permissible.

(2)  If a creative professional wants to volunteer to help a for-profit business, that is permissible.

If this were not permissible, the number of the grandest creations of artistic genius would be most seriously limited.

According to our creed it was not permissible for a gentleman, drunk or sober, to mention a lady's name in a place like that.

Nor are serene and even joyous moods so rare that it would be permissible to ignore them.

The cuffs and collar must be of plain linen, no color or flutter of ribbon being anywhere permissible.

Upon what, then, is based the opinion that divorce is permissible in case of infidelity on the part of the woman?

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