im·​per·​mis·​si·​ble | \ ˌim-pər-ˈmi-sə-bəl How to pronounce impermissible (audio) \

Definition of impermissible

: not permissible

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impermissibility \ ˌim-​pər-​ˌmi-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce impermissibility (audio) \ noun
impermissibly \ ˌim-​pər-​ˈmi-​sə-​blē How to pronounce impermissibly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of impermissible in a Sentence

Such behavior is impermissible under the new guidelines. an impermissible breach of etiquette

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Most of the other violations were for impermissible recruiting contacts for programs including gymnastics, softball, women’s tennis, volleyball, women’s golf and men’s golf. Michael Casagrande |,, "Alabama reported 16 minor NCAA violations last year," 5 July 2019 After a decade and a half of ruminating on how to separate permissible from impermissible consideration of party in redistricting, Justice Kennedy has decided he — or his successor — needs still more time for rumination. Adam Liptak, New York Times, "Supreme Court Avoids an Answer on Partisan Gerrymandering," 18 June 2018 In that decision, the state says the court concluded the agreement did not constitute impermissible constitutional debt because the state’s obligation was subject to appropriation. Becky Bohrer, The Seattle Times, "State wants lawsuit challenging bonding proposal dismissed," 1 Oct. 2018 Gender identity discrimination is still impermissible under the statute, says former agency director Jocelyn Samuels, who oversaw 1557's final implementation. CNN, "To be herself, she needs to change her body. But first, comes the battle with insurers," 31 May 2018 This supposed payment would have violated NCAA amateurism rules and been construed by NCAA enforcement officers as an impermissible inducement to a recruit’s parent. Michael Mccann,, "Breaking Down Kevin Ollie's Case Against UConn and the University's Likely Defenses," 29 June 2018 The rhetoric Justice Anthony Kennedy condemned—and cited as examples of constitutionally impermissible animus—is often heard from antagonists who attempt to ruin religious believers. Ryan T. Anderson, WSJ, "Discrimination Law Isn’t Supposed to ‘Punish the Wicked’," 6 June 2018 That district, which is held by Democratic state Rep. Ramon Romero, was deemed an impermissible racial gerrymander because lawmakers illegally used race as the predominant factor in deciding its boundaries. Alexa Ura, star-telegram, "Texas elections unchanged despite racial gerrymander ruling for Fort Worth House district," 3 July 2018 Monday's ruling upheld the challenges in only one instance, declaring House District 90, in the Fort Worth area, to be an impermissible racial gerrymander. NBC News, "Texas GOP gets a win with Supreme Court ruling on alleged racial redistricting," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of impermissible

1858, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of impermissible

formal : not allowed or permitted : not permissible


im·​per·​mis·​si·​ble | \ ˌim-pər-ˈmi-sə-bəl How to pronounce impermissible (audio) \

Legal Definition of impermissible

: not permissible

Other Words from impermissible

impermissibly adverb

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