Definition of Permissive

1. Adjective. Not preventive.

Similar to: Bailable
Antonyms: Preventive



2. Adjective. Granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline. "Permissive parents"
Attributes: Permissiveness, Tolerance
Similar to: Indulgent, Lenient, Soft
Derivative terms: Permissiveness, Permit, Permit
Antonyms: Unpermissive

Definition of Permissive

1. a. Permitting; granting leave or liberty.

Definition of Permissive

1. Adjective. Giving, or predisposed to give permission; lenient. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Permissive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Permissive

perming
permingeatite
permiscible
permiss
permissable
permisses
permissibilities
permissibility
permissible
permissible exposure limit
permissibleness
permissibly
permission
permissionless
permissions
permissive (current term)
permissive cell
permissive temperature
permissive waste
permissively
permissiveness
permissivities
permissivity
permit
permit nature to take her course
permit nature to take its course
permition
permitions
permitless
permits

Literary usage of Permissive

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1903)
"It was erroneous in not stating the effect of permissive entry and use by the grantor. The presiding Judge undertook to Instruct the Jury as to the effect ..."

2. Institutes of Common and Statute Law by John Barbee Minor (1877)
"Upon this idea, permissive waste would include, not only all destruction arising from neglect of the necessary reparations, but also all such as proceeds ..."

3. The Foundations of Legal Liability: A Presentation of the Theory and by Thomas Atkins Street (1906)
"But under the interpretation formerly placed on the provisions which treat of waste in the Statutes of Marlborough 4 and Gloucester,B permissive waste ..."

4. The Modern Law of Real Property: With an Introduction for the Student, and by Louis Arthur Goodeve (1885)
"I. three-fourths of the proceeds are to be set aside as capital, and the other fourth to go as rents and profits. permissive Waste consists in that passive ..."

5. Statutes and Statutory Construction: Including a Discussion of Legislative by Jabez Gridley Sutherland (1904)
"permissive statutes held not mandatory.— The legislature of Connecticut, ... It was held that the scheme was permissive and not mandatory and rested in the ..."

6. A Concise Treatise on the Law of Landlord and Tenant by William Mitchell Fawcett, John Mason Lightwood (1900)
"permissive waste consists in suffering houses to fall into decay through want of necessary ... It is not waste at common law, either wilful or permissive, ..."

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