Definition of allowable in English:

allowable

Line breaks: al¦low|able
Pronunciation: /əˈlaʊəbl
 
/

adjective

  • 2British (Of an amount of money) able to be earned or received free of tax: tax is payable after deduction of allowable expenses
    More example sentences
    • He said the Government had offered them the maximum rates allowable.
    • According to the Costs Grid, an hourly rate of up to $400 is allowable for costs on a substantial indemnity scale.
    • In an honest attempt to fund their retirement accounts, many individuals contribute amounts in excess of the allowable limits.

Derivatives

allowably

adverb
More example sentences
  • Like the vicar and the Ministry of Defence, she has a prejudiced viewpoint (allowably so).
  • It is true there are some senses in which we may allowably talk of the Visible and Invisible Church.
  • They are also replete with helpful information regarding what kinds of articles may allowably be given to prisoners, prisoners’ rights, and complaint procedures.

More definitions of allowable

Definition of allowable in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody