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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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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.
And Frank Mort's recent Capital Affairs (Yale, 2010) similarly questions historians' understanding of permissiveness in mid-century Britain.
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).
Such a judicial act of censorship reminds me of Judge Michael Argyle trying to turn back the tide of social permissiveness in the early 1970s.
HEI contains 100 items related to 10 dimensions of home environment: (i) Control, (ii) Protectiveness, (iii) Punishment, (iv) Conformity, (v) Social Isolation, (vi) Reward, (vii) Deprivation of Privileges, (viii) Nurturance, (ix) Rejection, and (x) Permissiveness.
Perhaps, although I would have been loath to admit it 20 years ago, we now need a leader of Thatcher's toughness to launch a fightback against the social permissiveness that's ruining Britain.
that could again push the Georgian regime towards an attitude of permissiveness and impunity.
The embassy's ability to assist Americans is limited, and dependent on the permissiveness of the security environment in Sudan," the message said.
The fall-away trend is because by law much more permissiveness is allowed and Sunday is generally no longer a day of worship.
The permissiveness of the laws of Pennsylvania allowed mutual fire insurance companies to continue to do business despite having liabilities that were greater than their monetary resources, according to Best's Review of May 15, 1908.
Spirituality was negatively correlated with sexual permissiveness, and engaging in high risk sex.