To allow of, to permit; to admit. Shak.

(Al*low"a*ble) a. [F. allouable.]

1. Praiseworthy; laudable. [Obs.] Hacket.

2. Proper to be, or capable of being, allowed; permissible; admissible; not forbidden; not unlawful or improper; as, a certain degree of freedom is allowable among friends.

(Al*low"a*ble*ness), n. The quality of being allowable; permissibleness; lawfulness; exemption from prohibition or impropriety. South.

(Al*low"a*bly), adv. In an allowable manner.

(Al*low"ance) n. [OF. alouance.]

1. Approval; approbation. [Obs.] Crabbe.

2. The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.

Without the king's will or the state's allowance.

3. Acknowledgment.

The censure of the which one must in your allowance o'erweigh a whole theater of others.

4. License; indulgence. [Obs.] Locke.

5. That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short.

I can give the boy a handsome allowance.

6. Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.

After making the largest allowance for fraud.

7. (com.) A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.

(Al*low"ance), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Allowancing ] [See Allowance, n.] To put upon a fixed allowance (esp. of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity; as, the captain was obliged to allowance his crew; our provisions were allowanced.

6. To grant (something) as a deduction or an addition; esp. to abate or deduct; as, to allow a sum for leakage.

7. To grant license to; to permit; to consent to; as, to allow a son to be absent.

Syn. — To allot; assign; bestow; concede; admit; permit; suffer; tolerate. See Permit.

(Al*low"), v. i. To admit; to concede; to make allowance or abatement.

Allowing still for the different ways of making it.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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