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permissive

adj. 1) referring to any act which is allowed by court order, legal procedure, or agreement. 2) tolerant or allowing of others' behavior, suggesting contrary to others' standards.

permissive

adjective acquiescent, allowing, complaisant, discretional, granting, indulgent, lenient, liberal, mild, nonprohibitive, tolerant, tolerating, volitive, yielding
Associated concepts: permissive counterclaim, permissive joinder, permissive statute, permissive use

PERMISSIVE. Allowed; that which may be done; as permissive waste, which is the permitting real estate to go to waste; when a tenant is bound to repair he is punishable for permissive waste. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2400. See Waste.

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Perhaps the most famous use of this kind of logic was undertaken without the language of permissive natural law; Augustine, followed by Aquinas, recommended against any attempt to wipe out the practice of prostitution because it would fail even as it harmed a variety of other, necessary social institutions.
Permissive recommendation would take Jake's life all over.
The permissive society meant the "tyranny" imposed by sexual liberators, not freedom of the individual, said Mrs Whitehouse.
Across all female participants, women - regardless of their own promiscuity - viewed sexually permissive women more negatively on nine of ten friendship attributes, judging them more favorably only on their outgoingness.
A permissive environment is one in which host country security forces have control as well as the intent and capability to assist operations that a unit intends to conduct.
Reading The Permissive Society invites us to reexamine clusters of countervailing forces shaping the 1950s.
Sasidhar adds that when determining how far a clinician will go in sustaining permissive hypercapnia, the possibility for significant lung injury is often weighed against the harm that may or may not occur when attempting to maintain a "normal" carbon dioxide (CCb) level.
15) After an unsuccessful attempt by GNAP to have counts two and three dismissed as permissive counterclaims, the court entered a default judgment for Verizon based on GNAP's discovery violations and held all of the defendants jointly and severally liable for the full amount of the judgment.
Are there any firewall rules with ANY in three fields (source, destination, service/protocol) and a permissive action?
This line of research has focused on examining effects of exposure to pornography on adolescents' psychological dispositions in terms of sexually permissive attitudes.
In support of their interpretation, the Fourth and Eighth Circuits argue that a permissive reading of section 9 not only comports with the statute's normal reading (18) but also promotes judicial economy, a key objective of arbitration.
I believe the issues highlighted by the RMT during the recent South Wales Control Centre dispute (Western Mail "Rail union highlights lapses in safety while bosses ran signals", January 14) were that the trains were both moving under permissive working, which is not allowed.