Meaning of PERMISSIBLE in English


/ pəˈmɪsəbl; NAmE pərˈm-/ adjective

permissible (for sb) (to do sth) ( formal ) acceptable according to the law or a particular set of rules :

permissible levels of nitrates in water

It is not permissible for employers to discriminate on grounds of age.



late Middle English : from medieval Latin permissibilis , from permiss- allowed, from the verb permittere , from per- through + mittere send, let go.

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