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English definition of “allow of sth”

allow of sth

formal
verb uk phrasal verb with allow   /əˈlaʊ/ us  
If a rule or situation allows of something, it makes it possible: This rule allows of no exceptions. The evidence allows of only one interpretation - he was murdered by his wife.Allowing and permitting
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