Allowable



that may be ; legitimate; permissible:
an allowable tax deduction.
something, as an action or amount, that is allowed.
Ecology, .
Contemporary Examples

For example, Kuwait recently put a limit the allowable amount of sodium in bread to lower blood pressure.
The Secret to Tracking Ebola, MERS, and Flu? Sewers Wudan Yan November 28, 2014

If this tape is allowable in court it may happily be just the evidence needed to land him in jail for domestic abuse.
More Ugliness From Mel Gibson Tina Brown July 10, 2010

So the accountants had to go back, recalculate, and choose not to take nearly two million dollars in allowable deductions.
Romney Cut Deductions on 2011 Taxes to Maintain Campaign Pledge Daniel Gross September 20, 2012

Being brainy, being a wonk, is allowable when the package is lean and effortlessly hip, with serious eyes and a movie-star smile.
What Obama’s America Will Look Like Tina Brown January 18, 2009

Government officials have no allowable reasons for withholding critical data from lawmakers.
George W. Bush’s Puzzling WMD Coverup Rick Santorum, Pete Hoekstra October 26, 2014

Historical Examples

Divorce is not common, but is allowable for cause, the parties chiefly concerned generally settling all the details.
The Indians of the Painted Desert Region George Wharton James

“Well, then, it’s allowable to wrong oneself,” said Florence.
The Mystery of Murray Davenport Robert Neilson Stephens

“What is allowable for a man does not always become a woman,” he said.
Patsy S. R. Crockett

Neither is it allowable in a Churchman when armed to confess it.
The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz

Possessions are allowable; it may be, notwithstanding, that few have had “all things” as though they “had nothing.”
The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. E. Rameur

adjective
permissible; admissible
adj.

late 14c., from Old French allouable, from allouer (see allow).

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