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permissiveadjective

uk   /pəˈmɪs.ɪv/  us   /pɚˈmɪs.ɪv/
  • permissive adjective (BY PERMISSION)

UK A permissive path can be used because the owner of the land that it crosses has given permission.
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permissiveadjective

 us   /pərˈmɪs·ɪv/ esp. disapproving
allowing a wide range of choices, esp. in an area where there have traditionally been rules that had to be obeyed: Their neighbors thought they were too permissive with their children, letting them stay up so late at night.
permissiveness
noun [U]  us   /pərˈmɪs·ɪv·nəs/
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