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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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139) Increased emphasis on the proper statutory construction of CPLR section 302(a)(1) will result in a less restrictive application of New York's long-arm statute and will give our state's judiciary discretion to more permissively apply the statute.
seeing self delivering an excellent presentation at work, feeling really good about oneself etc) and would end permissively ('slowly open your eyes once you have deeply felt the positive change that has been made'), or if a more structured induction was used (e.
The judges also argued that Fatima Hernandez had acted permissively and cooperated in the rape.
Temple believes this gender difference may be attributed at least in part to social beliefs about sexting, particularly that it may be perceived permissively and positively for boys and thus, not considered risky or to be associated with other dangerous behaviors.
Appellants then filed a motion to intervene as of right, and in the alternative, to intervene permissively under Rule 24 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP).
In the second republic, whether the "political questions" doctrine would apply or not to preclude adjudication in some matters would depend on how section 6(6) of the Constitution is interpreted by the judge: whether restrictively or permissively.
Additionally, any purported contemporary preference for keeping cultural property in its location of origin, even if assumed to exist, is inapplicable to Egyptian artefacts removed permissively under the dual permit and partage procedures established by law in 1912.
the Youngstown framework--whether applied permissively or
139) The attorney in Whiting argued that he should be allowed to permissively withdraw based on three Model Code provisions, (140) which the court stated provide "guidance for the court as to what constitutes 'good cause' to grant leave to withdraw as counsel.
As summed up before Shady Grove "The Rule need only be valid under the Constitution, as very broadly read in Hanna, and under the Rules Enabling Act, as very permissively interpreted in Sibbach v.
Secondly, even if they do hold such a collective position it may be asked whether the concept of abuse can be interpreted more permissively on the grounds that the party who performs the abusive measures (here: federation) does not itself derive any economic benefit from the conduct.