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 Erich Timmerman, a spokesman for Cardinal Health, said in a statement that the company’s tax deductions are permissible under federal law. Author: Douglas Macmillan, Kevin Schaul, Anchorage Daily News, "Drug companies seek billion-dollar tax deductions from opioid settlement," 12 Feb. 2021 Both sides are at odds over whether a trial is permissible now that Trump has left office — and the seemingly arcane argument could be key to his acquittal. Eric Tucker, Jill Colvin And Mary Clare Jalonick, Chron, "Takeaways from legal filings for Trump's impeachment trial," 3 Feb. 2021 Farahany says that first, principles on the permissible uses and misuses of neurotechnology need to be established, followed by the drafting of a user bill of rights. Washington Post, "Brain-controlled gaming exists, though ethical questions loom over the tech," 16 Dec. 2020 The executive order allows one additional permissible basis for refusing to renew a tenant's lease, and that is when the property owner or owner's family is moving into the property that will be vacated by the tenant. Kelly Klein, Star Tribune, "With college virtual, are students stuck with lease?," 11 Dec. 2020 SuperAdobe construction is only permissible through specialization permits granted by a county building department, granted for emergency or research purposes. Coral Murphy, USA TODAY, "Homes made of sandbags, barbed wire could offer cheaper, safer shelter as climate crisis worsens," 3 Dec. 2020 The first date of permissible practice for spring sports has been officially pushed back one week from Feb. 8, 2021 to Feb. 15, 2021, the organization said. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona high school winter sports competition delayed until Jan. 5," 19 Nov. 2020 The list of permissible apps remained heavily locked down until earlier this year with the release of iOS 14, which opened up your infotainment screen to parking, takeout, and EV charging apps. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Chargepoint’s charging app now works with Apple CarPlay," 18 Nov. 2020 Maximum capacity per guest room: Number of individuals permissible per existing fire code. Kori Rumore,, "New coronavirus restrictions: What will be open, closed, different in Illinois starting Friday," 17 Nov. 2020

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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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The first known use of permissible was in the 15th century

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18 Feb 2021

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“Permissible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of permissible

formal : allowed or permitted by laws or rules

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