permissible

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From Middle English permyssyble, from Old French permissible, from Medieval Latin permissibilis.

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permissible (comparative more permissible, superlative most permissible)

  1. permitted.
    • 1963 March, “The Clacton express electric multiple-units enter service”, in Modern Railways, pages 172-173:
      The units will be allowed to run up to 90 m.p.h. between Chelmsford and Colchester, but their maximum speed of 100 m.p.h. is not permissible on the G.E. line.

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