Definition of allowable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈlaʊəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈlaʊəbl//
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  1. 1that is allowed, especially by law or by a set of rules It’s not allowable under union rules. What is the maximum allowable number of users on the network?
  2. 2(British English, specialist) allowable amounts of money are amounts that you do not have to pay tax on allowable deductions/contributions/losses
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: allowable