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

Definition of permissible

: that may be permitted : allowable

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Other Words from permissible

permissibility \ pər-​ˌmi-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce permissible (audio) \ noun
permissibleness \ pər-​ˈmi-​sə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce permissible (audio) \ noun
permissibly \ pər-​ˈmi-​sə-​blē How to pronounce permissible (audio) \ adverb

Examples of permissible in a Sentence

deployment overseas would be regarded as a permissible reason for late filing by members of the military
Recent Examples on the Web Because there is no precedent for passing two reconciliation packages in the same budget year with the same blueprint, Elizabeth MacDonough, the parliamentarian, will have to issue guidance on whether doing so is permissible under Senate rules. New York Times, "Democrats Look to Smooth the Way for Biden’s Infrastructure Plan," 29 Mar. 2021 While the diplomats were there to finalize deals to ensure millions of doses reached Indonesian citizens, the clerics had a much different concern: Whether the COVID-19 vaccine was permissible for use under Islamic law. Fox News, "Concern among Muslims over halal status of COVID-19 vaccine," 21 Dec. 2020 RVs will be limited to parties of 10 people at each parking stall, which will be chalked to designate the area permissible for that group. Ben Flanagan |, al, "What Alabama fans can expect if they go to the Ole Miss game," 9 Oct. 2020 The maximum sound levels that were permissible under the old ordinance have also been changed to align with levels allowed in other area cities. Chloe Bennett, Dallas News, "Mesquite cuts red tape with ‘common sense’ noise complaint amendment," 22 Mar. 2021 For the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, it is recommended second doses be administered 21 and 28 days later, respectively, but the researchers noted in their report that up to 42 days between doses is permissible, if needed. Christina Maxouris, CNN, "A concerning variant is about to become dominant in the US, experts say, and how Americans act could help fuel or curb a surge," 16 Mar. 2021 Stockbridge and Henry County will try to hammer out an intergovernmental agreement as the project’s next step, including what is permissible to build next to the center. Leon Stafford, ajc, "Henry to locate long-sought county aquatic center in Stockbridge," 11 Mar. 2021 For some owners, the void of leadership at the state level creates confusion among local governments, business owners, and patrons about what exactly is permissible. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, "Texas and Mississippi Say It’s Time to Reopen Without Masks. Live Venues Say No Thanks," 5 Mar. 2021 Cardinal Health has said its tax deductions are permissible under federal law, and the three other companies have not commented on their deductions. Washington Post, "Congress questions drug companies on opioid settlement tax deductions," 4 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of permissible

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for permissible

Middle English, from Medieval Latin permissibilis, from Latin permissus, past participle of permittere

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7 Apr 2021

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“Permissible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of permissible

formal : allowed or permitted by laws or rules

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