- Physics. involving a change in quantum numbers, permitted by the selection rules: allowed transition.
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These unallowed practices are, at the same place, contrasted with true leechcraft, the skill of a doctor: comp.
He would needs, by his usual power, have a thing allowed him which by the laws was unallowed.The Confessions of Saint Augustine
And love unsanctioned, unallowed—perhaps forbidden, by some one who has ascendancy over her.The Death Shot
late 14c., "praised;" mid-15c., "assigned as a due share;" late 15c., "permitted," past participle adjective from allow.