permissible ADJECTIVE allowable; permitted.
DERIVATIVES permissibility noun.

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  • permissible — [pɛʀmisibl] adj. ÉTYM. Mil. XXe; de permettre, d après permission. ❖ ♦ Didact. Que l on peut autoriser, permettre. || « Aux États Unis, cette dose permissible était, pendant plusieurs années, de 100 microwatts par centimètre carré (…) » (Science… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • permissible — permissible, permissive, permitted Permissible is spelt ible and means ‘allowable’, having potential force rather than the actual force conveyed by permitted. Permissive means ‘tolerant or liberal in morals’ as in the phrase the permissive… …   Modern English usage

  • Permissible — Per*mis si*ble, a. That may be permitted; allowable; admissible. {Per*mis si*ble*ness}, n. {Per*mis si*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • permissible — I adjective according to law, admissible, allowable, allowed, amenable to law, approvable, approved, authorized, constitutional, empowered, fitting, franchised, granted, lawful, legal, legally sound, legitimate, licensed, licet, licit, licitus,… …   Law dictionary

  • permissible — (adj.) early 15c., from O.Fr. permissibilis (15c.), from M.L. permiss , pp. stem of permittere (see PERMIT (Cf. permit) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • permissible — [adj] allowable, legal acceptable, admissible, all right, approved, authorized, bearable, endorsed, kosher*, lawful, legalized, legit*, legitimate, licit, okay*, on the up and up*, permitted, proper, sanctioned, tolerable, tolerated, unforbidden …   New thesaurus

  • permissible — [pər mis′ə bəl] adj. [ME < MFr < ML permissibilis < L permissus, pp. of permittere] that can be permitted; allowable permissibility n. permissibly adv …   English World dictionary

  • permissible — adj. permissible to + inf. (it is not permissible to smoke in the library) * * * [pə mɪsəb(ə)l] permissible to + inf. (it is not permissible to smoke in the library) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • permissible — [[t]pə(r)mɪ̱səb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu v link ADJ If something is permissible, it is considered to be acceptable because it does not break any laws or rules. Religious practices are permissible under the Constitution... He said it was just not… …   English dictionary

  • permissible — permissibility, permissibleness, n. permissibly, adv. /peuhr mis euh beuhl/, adj. that can be permitted; allowable: a permissible amount of sentimentality under the circumstances; Such behavior is not permissible! [1400 50; late ME < ML… …   Universalium

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