from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The quality of being allowable; exemption from prohibition; freedom from impropriety; lawfulness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The quality of being allowable; permissibleness; lawfulness; exemption from prohibition or impropriety.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The state of being
allowable; legitimacy; permissibleness.
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Desperate attempts have been made to prove the innocence of fun, and the allowableness of wit and humor.
We may take these two petitions as tests of the allowableness of any occupation, or of any relaxation.
This is especially the case in those countries in Europe, particularly on the Continent, where the idea above referred to, of the allowableness of falsehood in certain cases as a means for the attainment of a good end, is generally entertained.
Gentle Measures in the Management and Training of the Young Or, the Principles on Which a Firm Parental Authority May Be Established and Maintained, Without Violence or Anger, and the Right Development of the Moral and Mental Capacities Be Promoted by Methods in Harmony with the Structure and the Characteristics of the Juvenile Mind
I cannot think of any thing else in scripture that seems to cast any probability of favour upon this opinion: and therefore looking upon the proof of it as desperate upon this account, I proceed to the second thing; which is to shew what may be argued for the allowableness of
The third argument against the allowableness of Christians going to law, is that strict command that lies upon them to forgive injuries, and consequently not to prosecute them in courts of judicature, forasmuch as these two seem utterly inconsistent.
Examine the arguments brought against the allowableness of Christians going to law.
Now let us take the other question, -- which may indeed be called a question as to the allowableness of resting confidently in truth already gained, without consenting to examine the claims of something asserting itself to be a new truth, yet which seems to interfere with the old.
Soon also would it terminate many practical questions concerning the allowableness of certain compliances; questions which, with other similar difficulties, are often only the cold offspring of a spirit of reluctant submission, and cannot stand the encounter of this trying principle.
It is a question of the allowableness of using violence against one who has used none against me.
I CANNOT think myself engaged from these words to discourse of lots, as to their nature, use, and allowableness; and that not only in matters of moment and business, but also of recreation; which latter is indeed impugned by some, though better defended by others; but I shall fix only upon the design of the words, which seems to be a declaration of a divine perfection by a signal instance; a proof of the exactness and universality of God's providence from its influence upon a thing, of all others, the most casual and fortuitous, such as is the casting of lots.