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Definition 1: granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where permissive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • direct primary legislation is largely permissive rather than prescriptive
  • permissive parents

(permissive is similar to ...) tolerant or lenient

"indulgent parents risk spoiling their children" "too soft on the children" "they are soft on crime"

(... are attributes of permissive) a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior

Definition 2: not preventive - [adjective denoting all]

(permissive is similar to ...) admitting of bail

"a bailable offense"

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