[ UK /ɐlˈa‍ʊəbə‍l/ ]
[ US /əˈɫaʊəbəɫ/ ]
  1. deductible according to the tax laws
  2. that may be permitted especially as according to rule
    a permissible tax deduction
    permissible behavior in school
  3. deserving to be allowed or considered
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How To Use allowable In A Sentence

  • A recent issue of Gastroenterology reports on animal studies describing a swallowable capsule that can transmit video images as it travels through the small intestine.
  • There is no factually established minimal toxic level or maximally allowable safe dose for diquat. The Daily News Tribune Homepage RSS
  • The proposal is far above any allowable development in the area.
  • If your modified adjusted gross income exceeded the allowable limits, all or some of your contributions could have been non-deductible.
  • In an honest attempt to fund their retirement accounts, many individuals contribute amounts in excess of the allowable limits.
  • Discharge of sulfuric acid into Lakeside Lake Park is not allowable under narrative water quality standards.
  • And since the apostle speaks of the several members as having distinct offices, which implies the mind, it cannot be thought an allowable liberty, instead of the _body_ and _its members_, to substitute the _whole nature_ of _man_, and _all the variety of internal principles which belong to it_. Human Nature and Other Sermons
  • A company is not prohibited from incurring unallowable costs, but they cannot be recovered either directly or indirectly under federal government contracts.
  • The allowable portion is one half of the realized business investment loss.
  • Here, its application is intended to provide the information necessary to define maximum, allowable levels of mercury in Everglades food webs.
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