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permissible

[per-mis-uh-buh l] /pərˈmɪs ə bəl/
adjective
1.
that can be permitted; allowable:
a permissible amount of sentimentality under the circumstances; Such behavior is not permissible!
Origin of permissible
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin permissibilis. See permission, -ible
Related forms
permissibility, permissibleness, noun
permissibly, adverb
nonpermissibility, noun
nonpermissible, adjective
nonpermissibly, adverb
unpermissible, adjective
unpermissibly, adverb
Synonyms
allowed, sanctioned, lawful, legal, tolerated.
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Examples from the Web for unpermissible
Historical Examples
  • But this one ran near the confines of the unpermissible—overpast them.

    It Never Can Happen Again William De Morgan
  • For this was unpermissible, foolish, dangerous, and he meant to stop it in the bud.

    The Wendigo Algernon Blackwood
  • In the innocence of his heart this abb regarded the rebellion of Luther less as an unpermissible than as an inexplicable act.

  • To make use of feminine conceit in the court-room is not an art but an unpermissible trick which might lead too far.

    Criminal Psychology Hans Gross
  • He drew his breath in deeply, smothering back the torrent of rising words he knew were unpermissible.

    Day and Night Stories Algernon Blackwood
  • Prescriptions—often very detailed and intimate—of permissible and unpermissible conduct.

    The Salvaging Of Civilisation H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
  • It is not, therefore, unpermissible to conceive a gradual increase in the faculty of memory by natural selection.

British Dictionary definitions for unpermissible

permissible

/pəˈmɪsəbəl/
adjective
1.
permitted; allowable
Derived Forms
permissibility, noun
permissibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unpermissible

permissible

adj.

early 15c., from Old French permissible (15c.) and directly from Medieval Latin permissibilis, from permiss-, past participle stem of Latin permittere (see permit (v.)).

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