Definition of permissible in English:

permissible

adjective

  • Permitted; allowed.

    ‘it is permissible to edit and rephrase the statement’
    • ‘It sets up a system of permissible interceptions with warrants or authorisations.’
    • ‘It is, however, permissible for a parent to transfer legal ownership of funds to a child by way of a gift.’
    • ‘It will just be a matter of the device beeping when the degree of flexion exceeds permissible limits.’
    • ‘He said this is not permissible under the law and the rules could not have overriding effect.’
    • ‘Thus the maximum permissible period of stay on entry was increased from three to six months.’
    • ‘But it's no longer permissible to sit on the sidelines making snide comments.’
    • ‘In general, all the evaluated parameters are below the permissible limits established by the norm.’
    • ‘This ensures that the bacterial content of food remains within permissible limits.’
    • ‘When we say that such operations are permissible, it is because they are the only means.’
    • ‘I find it outrageous that they think it is permissible to canvass for votes in such a way.’
    • ‘They do not use electricity, but power from gas or hydraulic generators is permissible.’
    • ‘It is therefore perfectly permissible for the owner of a copyright to do nothing with it.’
    • ‘Their opinions over what was permissible were often highly subjective.’
    • ‘Detention without charge beyond the normal 24 hours is permissible in certain situations.’
    • ‘He referred to a number of scenarios which would not be permissible under Irish law at present.’
    • ‘Judges become the arbiters of what speech is permissible, and what is not.’
    • ‘They see themselves as emissaries of a national movement for whom everything is permissible.’
    • ‘This defines permissible speech according to what somebody thinks the public should know about.’
    • ‘Which institutional and personal differentiations would properly be permissible and which would not be?’
    • ‘No unfair advantages in a duel were permissible if a knight was to retain his honor.’
    permitted, allowable, allowed, acceptable, legal, lawful, legitimate, admissible, licit, authorized, sanctioned, within accepted bounds, tolerated, tolerable, proper, all right, in order
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Origin

Late Middle English: from medieval Latin permissibilis, from permiss- ‘allowed’, from the verb permittere (see permit).

Pronunciation

permissible

/pəˈmɪsɪb(ə)l/