What does permissible mean?

Definitions for permissible
pərˈmɪs ə bəlper·mis·si·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. permissible, allowableadjective

    that may be permitted especially as according to rule

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

  2. permissibleadjective

    that may be accepted or conceded

    "a kind of speculation that was permissible in cosmology but inadmissible in medicine"


  1. permissibleadjective


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Permissibleadjective

    What may be permitted.

    Etymology: permissus, Lat.


  1. permissible

    Permissible refers to something that is allowed or tolerated. It denotes behavior or actions that are considered acceptable or tolerable according to a set of rules, standards, laws or values.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Permissibleadjective

    that may be permitted; allowable; admissible

Editors Contribution

  1. permissible

    Permitted according to a rule.

    Permissible business expenses are submitted monthly in line with the business expense policy.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 24, 2020  

  2. permissible

    To have the permit to.

    The company ensured they communicated what is permissable.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of permissible in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of permissible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of permissible in a Sentence

  1. The Board:

    The post included five photographs that showed women's nipples, which The Board declared permissible in light of Facebook's own policy exception for' breast cancer awareness,'.

  2. Lynn Greenky:

    Only in exceptional circumstances will content-based restrictions be constitutionally permissible under the First Amendment, certainly, the Montana government has a compelling state interest in protecting the health, welfare, and privacy of its citizens, but the statute is so vague that it is virtually unenforceable. A vague statute is, by definition, not narrowly tailored, and as such it will wither under First Amendment scrutiny.

  3. Jacob Frenkel:

    That defense likely will be that, in the commodities market, he had a right to take naked short positions and that the government cannot prove criminal intent because, in certain markets, it is permissible to engage in naked short selling.

  4. Kobus Verster:

    While we acknowledge that emissions at our Vanderbijlpark plant exceeded permissible H2S levels for a period of time in the past, steps were taken to address the problem but unfortunately the initiatives implemented did not adequately resolve the problem.

  5. Clifford Villanueva Villalon:

    Being unripe for any job and not accepting it is understandable. Being ready for any job and not accepting it is permissible. Being unconfident for any job and accepting it is divisible.

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