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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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The two-part issue before the Ninth Circuit was whether the district court erroneously denied the Appellants' motion to intervene as of right, and in the alternative, whether the district court erroneously denied the Appellants' alternative motion to intervene permissively.
Thus, the attitude of the Nigerian courts in apparently interpreting section 6 (6) of the Constitution restrictively at one time, and permissively at another time could have some unsavoury impacts on potential investors as it seems to make for unpredictability in the interpretation of this all-important section.
155) The absence of clear comments as to how the provisions on the allocation of authority between the attorney and client and when the attorney can permissively withdraw contribute to the confusion within the courts.
153), we realise that the basic needs are not primitive forces that need to be disciplined and controlled but rather weak forces which should be accepted and encouraged to emerge spontaneously, naturally, permissively.
Know Your Subscriber Key to successful mobile marketing is ensuring that subscribers are permissively approached in the right way (relevance) and at the right time (context).
It is the users of the software who, by connecting to each other over the internet, create the network and provide the access and emphasising the network dimension of the software such as in: reducing the distribution costs of public domain and permissively shared art and speech, as well as reducing the centralised control of that distribution.
Divorce is certainly not viewed as permissively in Chinese culture as it is in American society and I worried that I would be rejected.
Bakke relied on Brown in rejecting the claim that benign racial classifications disadvantaging the white majority should be judged more permissively than invidious classifications disadvantaging racial minorities.
The nurse submitted various documents to the arbitrator, including letters from the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau and the Department of Industrial Relations indicating that there was no record the hospital was either privately insured or permissively self-insured during 1995 and 1996.
Lawyers are permissively able to report out threats to life and health.
The Congressional Advisory Committee on Evidence Rules committee's note to amended Rule 702 also answered Chief Justice Rehnquist's question: "the amendment rejects the premise that an expert's testimony should be treated more permissively simply because it is outside the realm of science.
Epstein-Barr virus small nuclear RNAs are not expressed in permissively infected cells in AIDS-associated leukoplakia.