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- 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.
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.
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.
If the protestors are lacking a clear and resounding call for reform, it is because Washington has denied the permissibility of that voice.
If we're really concerned about children, the permissibility of alcohol, cigarettes, and prescription drugs in our society is hypocritical.
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.
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.
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?”
"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.