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Permissible vs. Allowable — What's the Difference?

Permissible vs. Allowable — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Permissible and Allowable

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Permissible

Permitted; allowable
Permissible tax deductions.
Permissible behavior in school.

Allowable

To let do or happen; permit
We allow smoking only in restricted areas.

Permissible

Permitted.

Allowable

To permit the presence of
No pets are allowed inside.

Permissible

That may be permitted; allowable; admissible.
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Allowable

To permit to have
Allow oneself a little treat.

Permissible

That may be permitted especially as according to rule;
Permissible behavior in school
A permissible tax deduction

Allowable

To make provision for; assign
The schedule allows time for a coffee break.

Permissible

That may be accepted or conceded;
A kind of speculation that was permissible in cosmology but inadmissible in medicine

Allowable

To plan for in case of need
Allow two inches in the fabric for shrinkage.

Allowable

To grant as a discount or in exchange
Allowed me 20 dollars on my old typewriter.

Allowable

To admit; concede
I allowed he was right.

Allowable

To think; suppose
"We allow he's straight" (American Speech).

Allowable

To assert; declare
Mother allowed that we'd better come in for dinner.

Allowable

To offer a possibility; admit
The poem allows of several interpretations.

Allowable

To take a possibility into account; make allowance
In calculating profit, retailers must allow for breakage and spoilage.

Allowable

Appropriate; satisfactory; acceptable.

Allowable

Intellectually admissible; valid; probable.

Allowable

Able to be added or deducted in consideration of something.

Allowable

Permissible; tolerable; legitimate.

Allowable

(obsolete) Praiseworthy.

Allowable

A permitted amount or activity.

Allowable

Praiseworthy; laudable.

Allowable

Proper to be, or capable of being, allowed; permissible; admissible; not forbidden; not unlawful or improper; as, a certain degree of freedom is allowable among friends.

Allowable

Deductible according to the tax laws

Allowable

Deserving to be allowed or considered

Allowable

Possible to allow;
A degree of freedom allowable among friends

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