Definitions

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  • adj. Not permissible.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ permissible

Examples

  • TATTON: Five minutes later, five minutes of discussion after this was happening, they finally came to the conclusion that this ballot that was for Franken should actually be thrown out and -- and ruled unpermissible.

    CNN Transcript Dec 19, 2008

  • There are many things that are patently unpermissible in English.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Guestblogging Dictionary Myths (Pt 3):

  • Then followed a silence, pregnant, surcharged; on Ivan's part almost unpermissible.

    The Genius

  • But the color of her robe was black, as were also the garments of her maids of honor -- of satin, soft and lustrous, reflecting the lights from their jewels as they gleamed in the sunshine, -- yet, to the Embassy of Venice the sombre choice was displeasing, as an unpermissible expression of the Queen's sentiments.

    The Royal Pawn of Venice A Romance of Cyprus

  • He knew at the same time that this condition was reprehensible and, from a certain point of view, unpermissible, but at the moment he felt no inclination to take that point of view.

    Darkness At Noon

  • For St. Nicholas day we took Mother a big flower pot, and tied to the stick was a label on which Father had written; "Being ill is punishable as an unpermissible offence in the sense of § 7 the Mothers 'and Housewives' Act."

    A Young Girl's Diary

  • But he happened to be sober, and realized that he had committed tho unpermissible offense.

    The Ivory Trail

  • "By George, there are many of our so-called captains of industry who, if the truth were told, and a shorter and uglier word were not unpermissible, are little better than malefactors of great wealth."

    The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions

  • To make use of feminine conceit in the court-room is not an art but an unpermissible trick which might lead too far.

    Criminal Psychology: a manual for judges, practitioners, and students

  • And why, once again, should he have felt convinced that the ultimate nature of the clergyman's great experiment was impious, fraught with a kind of heavenly danger, "unpermissible?"

    The Human Chord

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