Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not permitted; not permissible: impermissible behavior.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not permissible; not to be permitted or allowed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not permissible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not permissible; not to be permitted or allowed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not allowable
  • adj. not permitted

Etymologies

im- +‎ permissible (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To say that something is done by right in Spinoza's sense is to say that there is nothing in virtue of which that action can be judged impermissible, which is different from judging the action to be appropriate according to some new normative standard.

    Spinoza's Political Philosophy

  • Players' attorney Jeffrey Kessler, who also represented the NFL players, was named in the NBA's lawsuit for his use of what the league called an "impermissible pressure tactic" that has had a "direct, immediate and harmful" effect on CBA talks.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Players' lawyer Jeffrey Kessler, who also represented the NFL players, was named in the NBA's lawsuit for his use of what the league called an "impermissible pressure tactic" that has had a "direct, immediate and harmful" effect on CBA talks.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • Further, the ruling identified as impermissible any change of the Basic Law, as far as it affects or weakens Article 1 (inviolability of human dignity) and Article 20 (the identity of Germany as a democratic and social state, Federal statehood and the republican principle, the people as sovereign, and the principle of the constitutional state).

    LaRouche's Latest

  • He considered that belief to be a kind of impermissible Judaizing.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Russia said that was an "impermissible" interpretation because the

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Called the Amman Message, it is the first modern Islamic "consensus of scholars" that makes it "impermissible" upon Muslims to declare other Muslims apostates.

    Ali Eteraz: Dissent Is Now OK, But Only For Muslims

  • Rescue headquarters 'spokesman Liu Dezheng said gas was at an "impermissible" level.

    IOL: News

  • The panel also said it was "impermissible" for China to allow public auction of counterfeit goods seized by Chinese customs authorities, with only the requirement that the fake brand or trademark be removed from the good, Allgeier said.

    InformationWeek - All Stories And Blogs

  • On the other hand, Kubin / O'Farrel seems to suggest that in the context of a "general approach that seemed to be a promising field of experimentation, where the prior art gave only general guidance as to the particular form of the claimed invention or how to achieve it" then it's "impermissible" to suggest that it was even obvious to try making the composition!

    Patent Law Blog (Patently-O)

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