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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.

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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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Attitudes were assessed utilizing the SAAS which measures non-stereotyping, permissiveness, non-moralism, treatment optimism, and treatment intervention.
The Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale (Hendrick, Hendrick, and Reich, 2006) was used to assess sexual permissiveness. This scale has been shown to be a reliable and valid measure of sexual permissiveness; coefficient alpha was .93 (CI = .91-.95) in the current Study 1.
Standard multiple regression analyses were calculated in order to explore the relationship between the spirituality factors (Core Spirituality, Spiritual Perspective/Existential, Personal Application/ Humility, and Acceptance/Insight) and each sexual attitude factor (Permissiveness, Sexual Practices, Communion in the Relationship, and Instrumentality) (see Table 2).
The problem, again, was permissiveness. With the New Class playing the role of enemy, the ultimate miracle took place in 1988: a millionaire Republican, straight from Skull and Bones, winning the Presidency by portraying his middle-class rival as an elitist.
The few heavy users from authoritative families and those from "Democratic" families -- where parents stress permissiveness somewhat more than setting down limits -- did much better on academic achievement tests and showed more emotional stability than heavy users from the five other family types.
In fact, ditch all other "permissiveness" and that'll probably mop up climate change and global warming as well.
But probably the boldest in linking the sexualization of the public sphere to sexual permissiveness in the private sphere are John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman.
Reported benefits have even swayed a Home Secretary not otherwise known for permissiveness to make medical cannabis more widely available.
Overall, according to the study, a 10 percent increase in gun ownership was associated with a 35 percent higher rate of mass shootings, while a 10-unit increase in a state's gun law permissiveness was linked to an 11.5 percent higher rate of mass shootings.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States' decision to recognize the Golan Heights as part of Israel is a deliberate demonstration of permissiveness, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters at a joint news conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu following meeting of the Joint Strategic Planning Group.
29 (Petra)-- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized on Friday United States President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights as a "deliberate demonstration of permissiveness" toward the Israeli government.