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 Dictionary entry overview: What does permissible mean? 

PERMISSIBLE (adjective)
  The adjective PERMISSIBLE has 2 senses:

1. that may be permitted especially as according to rule
2. that may be accepted or conceded

  Familiarity information: PERMISSIBLE used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PERMISSIBLE (adjective)

Sense 1permissible [BACK TO TOP]


That may be permitted especially as according to rule


permissible; allowable

Context examples:

permissible behavior in school / a permissible tax deduction


tolerable (capable of being borne or endured)


impermissible (not permitted)

Sense 2permissible [BACK TO TOP]


That may be accepted or conceded

Context example:

a kind of speculation that was permissible in cosmology but inadmissible in medicine


admissible (deserving to be admitted)

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