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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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92) Photopaint argued that because the statute used "may," a permissive verb, instead of "must" when referencing the one-year period, section 9 did not create a mandatory statute of limitations.
Based on previous studies' linkage of general deviance, academic dishonesty, and romantic infidelity through social learning and prosocial values, and the idea that authoritative parenting is a method of socialization that facilitates the transmission of prosocial values, we expected a relationship between increased parental authoritativeness and less permissive attitudes toward general deviance, academic dishonesty, and romantic infidelity.
We don't think the trophoblasts are very permissive at all," he said.
Of course, most parents find these issues challenging, but to what degree a parent can internalize your reassurance and advice is a good reflection on where he or she sits on the permissive to authoritarian spectrum of parenting.
56 % of the adolescents perceived their fathers as authoritative followed by authoritarian and permissive 22% each.
Taking as reference the review of previous studies, the investigation proposes five hypotheses: H1: Parents of severe victims, aggressors, cybervictims, and cyberaggressors will have higher levels of parental stress; H2: Parents of severe aggressors and cyberaggressors will have lower levels of parental competence; H3: Parents of severe victims, aggressors, cybervictims and cyberaggressors will use more authoritarian parenting styles; H4: Parents of students who have not suffered or carried out any aggressive behaviors in the past year will use more balanced parenting styles; and H5: Parents of severe aggressors and cyberaggressors will be more permissive.
Since then, there have been additional, albeit slight, changes in a more permissive direction.
Similarly, due to permissive parenting by fathers, children fail to socialise in an appropriate manner and as a result they develop antisocial personality disorder at adult age.
The country as a whole has also grown more permissive toward marijuana.
1901), the court reasoned that, "if the use of an alleged easement is not exclusive and not inconsistent with the rights of the owner of the land to its use and enjoyment, it would be presumed that such use is permissive rather than adverse.
enforcing a legal permissive regulation system, in order to increase legal activities of prostitution and decrease illegal activities of such kind;