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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of being permissible; legitimacy; allowability.
  • n. A permissible act

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being permissible; permissibleness; allowableness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being permissible.

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

  • n. admissibility as a consequence of being permitted


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  • Thus, one who claims that moral nihilism implies that everything is permissible must intend to denote some kind of permissibility other than moral-let's just call it X-permissibility.


  • I find the Sufi theories of Prophet Muhammad's excellence very interesting, but too far from sacred texts to be employed in making legal rulings about the permissibility of an act of worship.

    Muqtedar Khan: Prophet Muhammad's Birthday: To Celebrate or Not to Celebrate

  • While outside our borders there is increasing debate between permissibility versus control on the web, 11 million Cuban citizens wonder if 2012 will be the year that we will finally become Internet users.

    Yoani Sanchez: Internet for Cubans: A Permanently Impossible Dream?

  • In a paper on abortion (The Problem of Abortion and the Doctrine of Double Effect, 1967), she used what became a much-cited example to pinpoint fine distinctions in moral permissibility where an action has both good and bad results – the dilemma facing the driver of a suddenly brakeless trolley-bus that would hit five people unless he steered it on to another track into only one person.

    Philippa Foot obituary

  • If the protestors are lacking a clear and resounding call for reform, it is because Washington has denied the permissibility of that voice.

    Sean Firko: Occupy Wall Street: Inarticulate Nonsense or Real Politics?

  • If we're really concerned about children, the permissibility of alcohol, cigarettes, and prescription drugs in our society is hypocritical.

    Pamela Tom: Soccer Moms Score as Prop 19's Swing Vote

  • By compiling numerous comments made by a range of religious clerics, scholars and authorities over the last several years, the goal is to assess the substance and significance of the religious discourse concerning Shi'a Islam and the permissibility or impermissibility of WMD acquisition, possession and use.

    Rahim Kanani: Islam and the Bomb: Religious Justification for and Against Nuclear Weapons

  • Past that point, if you held this view, the permissibility of abortion would turn on how you resolved the conflict between the rights or interests of mother and fetus.

    Exceptions, Rules, and Abortion

  • In that case, the question (regardless of how one answers it) is not “has the principle changed over time?” but “does what we do now conform with our principles of moral permissibility?”

    Health Care, Vegetarians, and Contextual Rights

  • "The legal basis for reclassification remains uncertain, as does the permissibility of the FCC's plans to forbear from exercising the power under Title II on the vast majority of regulations," said Craig Moffett, an analyst at Bernstein Research.

    FCC to strip all but six phone rules for broadband


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