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adjective as in permissible

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The 600 mSv figure is based on what the maximum allowable exposure might be for a 35-year-old woman.

At the same time, allowable fines for some felony charges could exceed $75,000 — as in Hodgkins’s case — a more draconian scenario for defendants.

Maximum allowable line speeds, he reported, have doubled since 1979 with workers averaging 35 to 45 birds per minute.

At the same time, we are putting sewage into the river, and that’s not really allowable either.

Student mental health is also a point of concern, and one that has not been tackled by many so far, even though aid spending on such programs is allowable.

For example, Kuwait recently put a limit the allowable amount of sodium in bread to lower blood pressure.

Government officials have no allowable reasons for withholding critical data from lawmakers.

True, approximately 180 Nazis got the maximum sentence—life in prison—allowable under German law.

Infinity Broadcasting Operations was fined a total of $357,500 by the FCC, the maximum allowable amount.

So the accountants had to go back, recalculate, and choose not to take nearly two million dollars in allowable deductions.

It is, of course, allowable towards those who take a decidedly responsible and confidential situation in a household.

Under these peculiar circumstances it might have been allowable to postpone the journey till the morning.

A meerschaum or a wooden pipe is then allowable, but never a clay or a dudeen.

Salt is the condiment to use with them, but sugar is allowable.

It is allowable to eat it with your fingers, as I have said, in private.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to allowable, such as: acceptable, admissible, legal, proper, and legitimate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.