Definition of allowable in English:


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


  • 2British (Of an amount of money) able to be earned or received free of tax: tax is payable after deduction of allowable expenses
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    • 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.



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  • 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.

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