allowable

  • 1allowable — al‧low‧a‧ble [əˈlaʊəbl] adjective 1. acceptable according to the rules: • The government has cut by 35% this year s allowable catch of fish. 2. ACCOUNTING an allowable amount, cost, or expense does not need to be counted as part of income or… …

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  • 2Allowable — Al*low a*ble, a. [F. allouable.] 1. Praiseworthy; laudable. [Obs.] Hacket. [1913 Webster] 2. Proper to be, or capable of being, allowed; permissible; admissible; not forbidden; not unlawful or improper; as, a certain degree of freedom is… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3allowable — I adjective acceptable, accepted, admissible, approvable, approved, authorized, excusable, granted, justifiable, lawful, legal, legalized, legitimate, licit, not impossible, not improper, not objectionable, pardonable, passable, permissible,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4allowable — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. allouable, from allouer (see ALLOW (Cf. allow)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5allowable — [ə lou′ə bəl] adj. that can be allowed; permissible allowably adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 6allowable — [[t]əla͟ʊəb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ If people decide that something is allowable, they let it happen without trying to stop it. It ought not to be allowable in law for any parent to remove a child from another parent without consent. Syn: permissible 2)… …

    English dictionary

  • 7allowable — al|low|a|ble [əˈlauəbəl] adj 1.) acceptable according to the rules = ↑permissible ▪ The maximum allowable dosage is two tablets a day. 2.) allowable costs are costs that you do not pay tax on ▪ allowable deductions such as alimony and business… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8allowable — adjective 1 acceptable according to the rules: the maximum allowable dosage 2 allowable costs are costs that you do not pay tax on: allowable deductions such as alimony and business expenses …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9allowable — allowableness, n. allowably, adv. /euh low euh beuhl/, adj. 1. that may be allowed; legitimate; permissible: an allowable tax deduction. n. 2. something, as an action or amount, that is allowed. 3. Ecol. See allowable cut. [1350 1400; ME < MF&#8230; …

    Universalium

  • 10allowable — adjective Date: 15th century permissible < allowable income tax deductions > • allowably adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11allowable — adj. Allowable is used with these nouns: ↑expense, ↑limit …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12allowable — al|low|a|ble [ ə lauəbl ] adjective allowed by a particular set of rules or by the law: Meals are an allowable expense …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13allowable — adjective the maximum allowable number of users Syn: permissible, permitted, allowed, admissible, acceptable, legal, lawful, legitimate, licit, authorized, sanctioned, approved, in order; informal OK, legit Ant: forbidden …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14allowable — UK [əˈlaʊəb(ə)l] / US adjective allowed by a particular set of rules or by the law Meals are an allowable expense …

    English dictionary

  • 15allowable — al•low•a•ble [[t]əˈlaʊ ə bəl[/t]] adj. 1) able to be allowed; permissible: an allowable tax deduction[/ex] 2) something that is allowed • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME &LT; MF al•low′a•ble•ness, n. al•low′a•bly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16allowable — allow ► VERB 1) admit as legal or acceptable. 2) permit to do something. 3) (allow for) take into consideration when making plans or calculations. 4) provide or set aside for a particular purpose. 5) admit the truth of. DERIVATIVES …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17allowable — adjective a) Appropriate; satisfactory; acceptable. b) Intellectually admissible; valid; probable …

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  • 18allowable — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. permissible, proper, legal; see admissible . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Capable of being allowed: admissible, permissible. Slang: kosher. See ALLOW …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19allowable — al low·able || É™bl adj. permissible, permitted …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20allowable — a. Permissible, admissible, lawful, proper, justifiable, warrantable …

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