Permissible

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 permissible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ allowable; permitted. DERIVATIVES permissibility noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 permissible — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ consider sth ADVERB ▪ perfectly ▪ This is perfectly permissible under the new regulations. ▪ cons …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 permissible — per|mis|si|ble [ pər mısəbl ] adjective FORMAL allowed to be done by a law or rule: It is not permissible to make photocopies of these documents. The use of calculators during the test is now permissible …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 permissible — UK [pə(r)ˈmɪsəb(ə)l] / US [pərˈmɪsəb(ə)l] adjective formal allowed to be done by a law or rule It is not permissible to make photocopies of these documents. The use of calculators during examinations is now permissible …

    English dictionary

  • 15 permissible — per|mis|si|ble [pəˈmısıbəl US pər ] adj formal allowed by law or by the rules = ↑allowable ≠ ↑impermissible ▪ the maximum permissible level of radiation …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 permissible — adjective formal allowed by law or by the rules: maximum permissible levels of radiation permissibly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 permissible — adjective permissible levels of atmospheric pollution Syn: permitted, allowable, allowed, acceptable, legal, lawful, legitimate, admissible, licit, authorized, sanctioned, tolerated; informal legit, OK Ant: forbidden …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 permissible — [pəˈmɪsəb(ə)l] adj formal if something is permissible, you are allowed to do it …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 permissible — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin permissibilis, from Latin permissus, past participle of permittere Date: 15th century that may be permitted ; allowable • permissibility noun • permissibleness noun • permissibly adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 permissible — adjective permitted. Syn: allowable See Also: permissibly, permission, permit …

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