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English definition of “permissive”

permissive

adjective     /pəˈmɪs.ɪv/ US  /pɚ-/
A person or society that is permissive allows behaviour that other people might disapprove of: It's a very permissive school where the children are allowed to do whatever they like. He claims that society has been far too permissive towards drug taking.Freedom to actOpportunity
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