What does allowable mean?

Definitions for allowable
əˈlaʊ ə bəlal·low·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. allowableadjective

    deductible according to the tax laws

  2. permissible, allowableadjective

    that may be permitted especially as according to rule

    "permissible behavior in school"; "a permissible tax deduction"

  3. allowableadjective

    deserving to be allowed or considered


  1. allowableadjective

    Appropriate; satisfactory; acceptable.

    Etymology: alouable (Modern French allouable), from allouer.

  2. allowableadjective

    Intellectually admissible; valid; probable.

    Etymology: alouable (Modern French allouable), from allouer.

  3. allowableadjective

    Able to be added or deducted in consideration of something.

    Etymology: alouable (Modern French allouable), from allouer.

  4. allowableadjective

    Permissible; tolerable; legitimate.

    Etymology: alouable (Modern French allouable), from allouer.

  5. allowableadjective


    Etymology: alouable (Modern French allouable), from allouer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Allowableadjective

    praiseworthy; laudable

    Etymology: [F. allouable.]

  2. Allowableadjective

    proper to be, or capable of being, allowed; permissible; admissible; not forbidden; not unlawful or improper; as, a certain degree of freedom is allowable among friends

    Etymology: [F. allouable.]

Editors Contribution

  1. allowable

    Is allowed.

    The allowable expenses are clearly defined.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of allowable in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of allowable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of allowable in a Sentence

  1. Jane Houlihan:

    The FDA should lower the allowable limit, in the meantime, parents have options -- other types of infant cereal have one-sixth as much arsenic as infant rice cereal, on average, and are safer choices.

  2. Don Yee:

    In my opinion, this outcome was predetermined; there was no fairness in the Wells investigation whatsoever, there is no evidence that Tom directed footballs be set at pressures below the allowable limits.

  3. Danny Carlson:

    The intention was to get these emergency funds down to schools as quickly as possible, but the move by the Department freezes local education leaders and decision makers because now they don't know what is allowable and what's not.

  4. Free Speech President David Keating:

    In just three months, several candidates have already received enough donations to trigger the maximum allowable taxpayer subsidy —roughly $6.7 million in public funds, they include controversial figures such as Marjorie Taylor Greene, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Matt Gaetz, Nancy Pelosi, and Adam Schiff. If H.R. 1 becomes law, candidates who dominate the media will dominate fundraising.

  5. Miguel Cerbantes:

    Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the others

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. ostensive
    • B. irascible
    • C. motile
    • D. tenebrous

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