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permissible

(pĕr-mis′ĭ-bĕl) [L. permissibilis]
Acceptable or allowable.
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But insofar as they target each other, both act permissibly and neither's acts are wrong.
On this view, to say that the interests of individuals may permissibly be subordinated to the common good is to say that an individual's pursuit of his or her individual good must sometimes be modified in order to accommodate the legitimate interest of others in being able to develop and exercise the very intellectual and emotional capacities presupposed in the individual's pursuit of his or her particular ends.
To follow McMahan's argument, one must first recognize that the sufficient just cause criterion not only plays the obvious role of identifying the types of conditions that must be present for a resort to war to be justified, but in doing so is identifying the only types (range) of goods that may be permissibly pursued in fighting the war.
In short, I mentioned the words "the land" not because these words must be read in the way I suggest, but because they may permissibly be so read if such a reading makes good structural sense and coheres with the broad enactment history and the overarching purposes of the Constitution itself--which I think it does (and here I build on arguments that President Lincoln made long ago).
The Act might have been a permissibly narrow and remedial intervention in a hard-luck case, consistent with part of the private bill tradition, and despite the husband's opposition to more process.
If the death penalty cannot be affirmatively justified, it cannot be permissibly imposed.
Thus Stuart Hampshire objects to approaches that try to locate all of morality in what is common to rational beings or human creatures as such; some of the most important moral values and directives in life, he urges, are those that flow from social practices or ways of life that can permissibly vary from person to person or culture to culture.
Citing Baxter, the Eleventh Circuit noted that the district court permissibly had drawn an adverse inference from Baldwin's failure to respond to probative evidence, concluding that his testimony would have been adverse to Heidi's claims.
45) Therefore, EPA could permissibly promulgate storm water regulations with retroactive liability only if the CWA contained an "express authorization" of retroactivity, which it did not.
The Justice Department filed its appeal with the 9th circuit last week concluding that "the Attorney General has permissibly concluded that suicide is not a legitimate medical purpose.
3) That soldiers defending themselves and their state against unjust aggressors may permissibly have recourse to defensive force is not peculiar; the peculiarity is that, even when just war theory distinguishes between just and unjust sides in a war, it still grants equal rights to kill and liabilities to be killed to each individual soldier, regardless of which side he or she is on.
With respect to the stronger argument that I take Sorell to be making, I fail to see how the claim that the ideal agent would accept responsibility and punishment for her crime, even the death penalty, translates into an argument that we may permissibly impose the death penalty on non-ideal, unwilling agents.