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permissive

(pər-mĭs′ĭv)
adj.
1.
a. Granting or inclined to grant permission; tolerant or lenient: permissive parents.
b. Characterized by freedom of personal behavior or a disregard of traditional social mores.
2. Permitted or optional: permissive uses of funds.
3. Biology Supporting viral replication. Used of a cell.

per·mis′sive·ly adv.
per·mis′sive·ness n.
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Furthermore, the defendants argued that they were entitled to the benefit of the presumption that the use was permissive rather than adverse.
- a generally permissive system with administrative sanctions for some manifestations of the deed (Romania after enforcing the New Criminal Code, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Canada, Bulgaria, India, U.S.A.--Arizona, Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, Israel, Dominican Republic, R.D.
One reason permissive natural law is given less attention than it deserves by historians is that Aquinas excluded it from his own theory.
Third, the "moderate" approach falls between the permissive and narrow approaches.
The study, conducted by the MELISA Institute a long with an international panel of researchers, compared a standard indicator of maternal health known as the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) between 18 states with less permissive legislation and 14 states with a more permissive law, during a 10-year study period between 2002 and 2011.
The permissive society meant the "tyranny" imposed by sexual liberators, not freedom of the individual, said Mrs Whitehouse.
The city was not just permissive it was decadent and seedy too.
Permissive parents exhibit high levels of warmth and low levels of control.
Is TV too violent and permissive? Or should we celebrate our freedom of expression?
The Construct of parenting style is based on conceptualization of three distinct parenting styles permissive, authoritarian and authoritative given by Baumrind (1971).
Although intimidating, OIG has rarely utilized or even suggested it would exercise its permissive exclusion power in the last 30 years.