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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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25) In this paper, the effects of psychosocial variables on the 2 permissive attitudes towards drug use were also explored by performing regressions involving the 2 permissiveness variables as outcome variables.
Legal clarity does not always mean permissiveness, however: Quebec's legal clarity restricts parentage transfer by declaring surrogacy arrangements null and void.
To identify potential intermediate host species of MERS-CoV, we used in vitro testing to determine virus permissiveness in select cell culture models.
Attitudes were assessed utilizing the SAAS which measures non-stereotyping, permissiveness, non-moralism, treatment optimism, and treatment intervention.
Perception of parents' permissiveness towards drug use was assessed by a brief scale constructed ad hoc made up of three items: "I am allowed to smoke", "I am allowed to drink alcohol at home" and "I am allowed to drink alcohol outside of home" with a Likert scale with four response options each: never, sometimes, often or always.
Several researchers have suggested that the greater sexual permissiveness of the Franco-Quebecois is attributable to the Quiet Revolution, a drastic and rapid secularization process that occurred from the late 1960s to the late 1970s (Barrett, King, Levy, Maticka-Tyndale, McKay, & Fraser, 2004; Grabb & Curtis, 2005; Jones, 1986; Laplante, 2006).
Reiss, Anderson, and Sponaugle (1980) found that religiosity had a significant negative effect on premarital sexual permissiveness, and premarital sexual permissiveness had a significant positive effect on extramarital sexual permissiveness among married couples.
Relativism often is associated with permissiveness and a weakening of standards, an association that took on sinister overtones when critics dismissed Einstein's theories as "Jewish physics.
And while hyper-networking and hyper-texting were both highly related to health risks, hyper-networkers were at especially high risk for stress, depression, suicide, substance use, fighting, poor sleep, poor academic performance, high television viewing and parental permissiveness.
One hopes that future public displays of decadent debauchery and sexual permissiveness will not be tolerated.
Findings indicated that adult attachment was significantly related to LGB identity and sexual attitudes and that an LGB identity variable moderated the relationship between attachment avoidance and sexual permissiveness attitudes.
Moreover, results indicate a moderately significant relationship between paternal permissiveness and depression, anxiety and LFT.