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English definition of “allowable”

allowable

adjective     /əˈlaʊ.ə.bl̩/
allowed according to the rules or laws that control a particular area of activity: A certain level of error is allowable (= permitted to happen).UK allowable expenses (= expenses on which no taxes are paid)Allowing and permitting
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