allowable allowable  /ə ˈlaʊ ə bəl/


  1. (adj) deductible according to the tax laws
  2. (adj) that may be permitted especially as according to rule
  3. (adj) deserving to be allowed or considered


  1. So there is room for theological argument as to whether the American reciprocity of touch was allowable given the social dynamics of the situation.
  2. Sponsorship by the center made the trip allowable under House ethics rules, which prohibit lobbyists from paying for congressional travel.
  3. Consider government standards for allowable amounts of arsenic in water, a topic Sunstein has written about.


  1. Local News

    EAST PALESTINE - The possible implementation of local business registration is on hold while Village Solicitor Shirley Smith looks into whether it is even allowable under state law.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Lisbon Morning Journal

  2. Phoenixville council OKs Kindergarten Center temporary classrooms

    PHOENIXVILLE - Following some misgivings about traffic in the area, borough council gave final approval to the Phoenixville Area School District for eight temporary modular classrooms at the Kindergarten Center on School Lane. Councilman Rich Kirkner said Tuesday he was afraid the borough should have more control over dictating what traffic might be allowable under the plan for the effective ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Mercury

  3. Who Cares if the Rent Guidelines Board Doesn’t Meet in the Outer Boroughs?

    Apartment buildings on the Grand Concourse are typical of New York City's rent-stabilized housing stock: not actually all that rent-stabilized. Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio is not happy that the Rent Guidelines Board, which decides rules on allowable rent hikes for stabilized apartments each year, has, citing poor attendance, stopped holding meetings outside of Manhattan ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The New York Observer


  1. "Because I want to see the front-runners have the financial backing they need to be competitive during this process, I've decided to make the maximum allowable primary donation to Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Barack Obama," Streisand said...
    on Feb 5, 2007 By: Barbra Streisand Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Since the end of the race there has been some confusion as to what is allowable during the last lap at Daytona and Talladega," Helton said in a statement. "To be clear, as we go forward, there will be no passing under the yellow line at any...
    on Oct 6, 2008 By: Mike Helton Source: High Point Enterprise (subscription)

  3. "We're still recruiting as we speak and that's about all we're allowed to say about that," Tressel said on signing day. "I guess we're allowed to say we're still recruiting at the quarterback position. I think that's allowable."
    on Mar 19, 2008 By: Jim Tressel Source:

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