Permissible within certain limits or under certain conditions.
Late 16th century: from allow + -able.
- The company has a policy for the maximum allowable weight for packages.
- The allowable number of absences for the course was 10.
- She was only taking an allowable amount of time off work.
- The building code specifies the allowable height of the structure.
- He was well within the allowable range for the job.
Some random words: sportsman, protectorate, congestive