I adjective acceptable, accepted, admissible, approvable, approved, authorized, excusable, granted, justifiable, lawful, legal, legalized, legitimate, licit, not impossible, not improper, not objectionable, pardonable, passable, permissible, proper, right, sanctionable, sanctioned, sufferable, suffered, suitable, tolerable, tolerated, unforbidden, unobjectionable, unprohibited, venial, warrantable associated concepts: allowable claims II index admissible, allowed, deductible (capable of being deducted from taxes), due (regular), justifiable, lawful, legal, licit, open (accessible), pardonable, passable, permissible, potential, right (suitable), rightful, unobjectionable

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  • allowable — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. allouable, from allouer (see ALLOW (Cf. allow)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • allowable — [ə lou′ə bəl] adj. that can be allowed; permissible allowably adv …   English World dictionary

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