that may be ; legitimate; permissible:
an allowable tax deduction.
something, as an action or amount, that is allowed.
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
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
late 14c., from Old French allouable, from allouer (see allow).
allow-none programming An annotation in GTk documentation indicating that the annotated entity may be null. (http://live.gnome.org/GObjectIntrospection/Annotations). (2009-09-29)
- Allowable cut
the amount of a natural resource, as grain or oil, that may be harvested or taken from the earth within a specified period, as limited by law for conservation.
that may be ; legitimate; permissible: an allowable tax deduction. something, as an action or amount, that is allowed. Ecology, . adjective permissible; admissible adj. late 14c., from Old French allouable, from allouer (see allow).
the act of . an amount or share allotted or granted. a sum of money allotted or granted for a particular purpose, as for expenses: Her allowance for the business trip was $200. a sum of money allotted or granted to a person on a regular basis, as for personal or general living expenses: The […]