permissible

If something is permissible, then it is allowed. If it's not permissible then you probably shouldn't be doing it.

If someone asked you, "Is it permissible for me to have a cupcake?" they're asking very formally for your permission to dig in. Usually the word permissible has to do with laws, rules, and what's generally acceptable. It's not permissible to take your pants off in public, for example. Wearing a hat inside is permissible according to the law, but it's not permissible according to church customs or your grandma's rules.

DEFINITIONS OF: permissible

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adj that may be permitted especially as according to rule

permissible behavior in school”
“a permissible tax deduction”
Synonyms:
allowable
tolerable
capable of being borne or endured
Antonyms:
impermissible
not permitted
forbidden, out, prohibited, proscribed, taboo, tabu, verboten
excluded from use or mention
unmentionable
unsuitable or forbidden as a topic of conversation
untouchable
forbidden to the touch
intolerable, unbearable, unendurable
incapable of being put up with
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adj that may be accepted or conceded

“a kind of speculation that was permissible in cosmology but inadmissible in medicine”
Synonyms
admissible
deserving to be admitted
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