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al·low

 (ə-lou′)
v. al·lowed, al·low·ing, al·lows
v.tr.
1. To let do or happen; permit: We allow smoking only in restricted areas.
2. To permit the presence of: No pets are allowed inside.
3. To permit to have: allow oneself a little treat.
4. To make provision for; assign: The schedule allows time for a coffee break.
5. To plan for in case of need: allow two inches in the fabric for shrinkage.
6. To grant as a discount or in exchange: allowed me 20 dollars on my old typewriter.
7. Chiefly Southern & Midland US
a. To admit; concede: I allowed he was right.
b. To think; suppose: "We allow he's straight" (American Speech).
c. To assert; declare: Mother allowed that we'd better come in for dinner.
v.intr.
1. To offer a possibility; admit: The poem allows of several interpretations.
2. To take a possibility into account; make allowance: In calculating profit, retailers must allow for breakage and spoilage.

[Middle English allouen, to approve, permit, from Old French alouer, from Latin allaudāre, to praise (ad-, intensive pref.; see ad- + laudāre, to praise; see laud) and from Medieval Latin allocāre, to assign; see allocate.]

al·low′a·ble adj.
al·low′a·bly adv.

allowable

(əˈlaʊəbəl)
adj
1. permissible; admissible
2. (of financial costs) that can be allowed or justified
alˈlowably adv

al•low•a•ble

(əˈlaʊ ə bəl)

adj.
1. able to be allowed; permissible: an allowable tax deduction.
n.
2. something that is allowed.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French]
al•low′a•ble•ness, n.
al•low′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.allowable - deductible according to the tax lawsallowable - deductible according to the tax laws
deductible - acceptable as a deduction (especially as a tax deduction)
2.allowable - that may be permitted especially as according to rule; "permissible behavior in school"; "a permissible tax deduction"
tolerable - capable of being borne or endured; "the climate is at least tolerable"
3.allowable - deserving to be allowed or considered
admissible - deserving to be admitted; "admissible evidence"

allowable

adjective permissible, all right, approved, appropriate, suitable, acceptable, tolerable, admissible, sufferable, sanctionable It ought not to be allowable for anyone else to take the child.

allowable

adjective
Capable of being allowed:
Slang: kosher.
Translations

allowable

[əˈlaʊəbl] ADJ
1. (= permissible) → permisible, admisible
2. [expense] → deducible
allowable against taxdesgravable

allowable

[əˈlaʊəbəl] adj
(= permissible) → admissible
(= non-taxed) [costs, expenses, deductions] → déductible

allowable

adjzulässig; (Fin, in tax) → absetzbar, abzugsfähig; allowable expenses (Fin) → abzugsfähige Kosten

allowable

[əˈlaʊəbl] adj
a. (Fin) (expenses, costs) → deducibile
b. (behaviour) → lecito/a
References in classic literature ?
If it were not allowable for him to gain MY affections because I had no money, what occasion could there be for making love to a girl whom he did not care about, and who was equally poor?
It is absurd also to suppose, that a state is changed into an oligarchy because those who are in power are avaricious and greedy of money, and not because those who are by far richer than their fellow citizens think it unfair that those who have nothing should have an equal share in the rule of the state with themselves, who possess so much-for in many oligarchies it is not allowable to be employed in money-getting, and there are many laws to prevent it.
Had it been allowable entertainment, had there been no pain to her friend, or reproach to herself, in the waverings of Harriet's mind, Emma would have been amused by its variations.
Though it might therefore be allowable to suppose that the Executive might occasionally influence some individuals in the Senate, yet the supposition, that he could in general purchase the integrity of the whole body, would be forced and improbable.
Every shade of light and dark, of truth, and of fiction which is the veil of truth, is allowable in a work of philosophical imagination.
Into this festal season of the year -- as it already was, and continued to be during the greater part of two centuries -- the Puritans compressed whatever mirth and public joy they deemed allowable to human infirmity; thereby so far dispelling the customary cloud, that, for the space of a single holiday, they appeared scarcely more grave than most other communities at a period of general affliction.
At this diversion the bank made itself responsible for a hundred thousand thalers as the limit, but the highest stake allowable was, as in roulette, four thousand florins.
It is, I know, sometimes thought allowable to take in a greenhorn.
Glegg, who was fond of his jest, and having retired from business, felt that it was not only allowable but becoming in him to take a playful view of things.
The leisure hours left to me after I had given the requisite orders to the head-shepherds, overseers, and other labourers, I passed in such employments as are not only allowable but necessary for young girls, those that the needle, embroidery cushion, and spinning wheel usually afford, and if to refresh my mind I quitted them for a while, I found recreation in reading some devotional book or playing the harp, for experience taught me that music soothes the troubled mind and relieves weariness of spirit.
One lesson, too, we have learned, if it be allowable to argue a particulari, that the brute beasts which are to the Count's command are yet themselves not amenable to his spiritual power, for look, these rats that would come to his call, just as from his castle top he summon the wolves to your going and to that poor mother's cry, though they come to him, they run pell-mell from the so little dogs of my friend Arthur.
Because," said the old man, "the natural repugnance to the commission of such a crime prevented you from thinking of it; and so it ever is because in simple and allowable things our natural instincts keep us from deviating from the strict line of duty.