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

Definition of impermissible

: not permissible

Other Words from impermissible

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

Examples of impermissible in a Sentence

Such behavior is impermissible under the new guidelines. an impermissible breach of etiquette
Recent Examples on the Web Keenan wrote that the school's rationale was based on an impermissible gender stereotype. CBS News, 15 June 2022 According to a 2020 report by ESPN that cited NCAA documents, Wade has been accused of arranging impermissible payments to at least 11 recruits. Creg Stephenson |, al, 9 Mar. 2022 If Twitter were such a forum, almost all content blocking would be an impermissible prior restraint. Vivek Ramaswamy, WSJ, 26 Apr. 2022 Trump raised new objections to the document requests on March 31, which James' office said is impermissible. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 7 Apr. 2022 Brett McMurphy of Action Network reported May 6 that Sheridan was among four Air Force assistants who violated NCAA rules by hosting recruits during the COVID-19 dead period in 2020 and providing impermissible benefits. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 May 2022 As a result, the city's refusal to let Shurtleff and Camp Constitution fly their flag amounted to impermissible viewpoint discrimination in violation of their free speech rights. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 2 May 2022 The city had argued that allowing the flag would have been impermissible government speech endorsing religion. Devin Dwyer, ABC News, 2 May 2022 Other impermissible tryouts occurred when an assistant coach observed workouts of two prospects prior to their competition at the USA Fencing Nationals. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of impermissible

1829, in the meaning defined above

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“Impermissible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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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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