permissive

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj permissive granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline "direct primary legislation is largely permissive rather than prescriptive","permissive parents"
    • adj permissive not preventive
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Los Angelos, California it is legal for a man to beat his wife with a leather strap as long as it is less than two inches in width, or she gives him permission to use a wider strap.
    • Permissive Permitted; tolerated; suffered.
    • Permissive Permitting; granting leave or liberty. "By his permissive will."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Vermont women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
    • permissive That suffers, permits, or allows (something to pass or be done); that allows or grants permission: unhindering.
    • permissive Permitted; unhindered; that may or may not be done or left undone; at the option of the individual, community, etc.; optional; not obligatory or mandatory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Washington, anyone under the age of 18 must have parental permission to throw a tear gas canister.
    • adj Permissive granting permission or liberty: allowing: granted: not hindered
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Quotations

  • The Talmud
    The Talmud
    “A person will be called to account on Judgment Day for every permissible thing he might have enjoyed but did not.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It is easier to ask forgiveness than permission.”
  • Zig Ziglar
    Zig%20Ziglar
    “If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.”
  • Pat Riley
    Pat%20Riley
    “Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss.”
  • Bishop Robert South
    Bishop Robert South
    “It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don't care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done.”
  • Madonna
    Madonna
    “Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. permittĕre, -missum, to let pass through—per, through, mittĕre, to send.

Usage

In literature:

House slaves suffer a great deal also from not being allowed to leave the house without permission.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Is delegated authority mere conditional permission?
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Permission being obtained, they found a means to engage a clergyman, who undertook to attend them at their own time and place.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
And (on receiving permission), she soon entered that brilliant and charming palace.
"Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
Your Highness cannot have a doubt about his doing so, after such a gracious permission.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
A pause followed my presentation which might have been meant by the brown-eyed maid as permission to withdraw.
"Yolanda: Maid of Burgundy" by Charles Major
None are permitted to enter the fortress of Gibraltar, without permission from the governor, or a passport.
"The Pirates Own Book" by Charles Ellms
They received permission to open and conduct, during the long vacation, one playground in a large schoolyard.
"What eight million women want" by Rheta Childe Dorr
Then taking his permission those high-souled ones set out towards the north.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
Selections from 'The King of the Mountains' used by permission of J.E.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 1"
I could not leave them without permission.
"A Reputed Changeling" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Jeanne, with some embarrassment, asked permission to use the bathroom.
"The Dangerous Age" by Karin Michaëlis
Louis Philippe had solicited from the Republic permission to serve under Dumouriez in his celebrated campaign in the Low Countries.
"France in the Nineteenth Century" by Elizabeth Latimer
I was immediately accorded the permission.
"Atlantida" by Pierre Benoit
They could not set up a new post nor alter an old one without the King's permission.
"The History of the Post Office" by Herbert Joyce
We reached her door, and I asked permission to go upstairs for a moment.
"Frédérique; vol. 2" by Charles Paul de Kock
The permission to read prohibited books, rendered all actions instituted against those who violated the law ineffectual.
"The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII." by Juan Antonio Llorente
I told her that she could have the gin, but that I could not give her the gold without permission from Oom Paul.
"Adventures in Swaziland" by Owen Rowe O'Neil
As a reward, he only asked permission to kiss the shoulders of the king.
"Secret Societies of the Middle Ages" by Thomas Keightley
But wherever the thing is primarily copyrighted we could not use it in any sense without his permission.
"Arguments before the Committee on Patents of the House of Representatives, conjointly with the Senate Committee on Patents, on H.R. 19853, to amend and consolidate the acts respecting copyright" by United States Committee on Patents
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In poetry:

Dare any call Permissiveness
An educational success?
Saner those class-rooms which I sat in,
Compelled to study Greek and Latin.
"Doggerel" by W H Auden
Palsied with terror, Brandan sate;
The moon was bright, the iceberg near.
He hears a voice sigh humbly: "Wait!
By high permission I am here.
"Saint Brandan" by Matthew Arnold
The College of Heralds permission yield
That he should quarter upon his shield
Three islands, VERT, on a field of blue,
With the pregnant motto "Chickeraboo."
"The Three Kings of Chickeraboo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
JUSTINA. I no hindrance offer thee,
For my innocence, a way,
At the cost of this permission,
Thus finds out the night's submission
To correct by the light of day.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
"Give me only a fragment of earth beyond the earth's limits,"—
So the godlike man said,—"and I will move it with ease."
Only give me permission to leave myself for one moment,
And without any delay I will engage to be yours.
"To Proselytizers" by Friedrich von Schiller
Then he told the executioner his foes would remember him hereafter,
And he was as well pleased as if his Majesty had made him Knight of the Garter;
Then he asked to be allowed to cover his head,
But he was denied permission, yet he felt no dread.
"The Execution of James Graham, Marquis of Montrose" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Detail from The Complete Record Cover Collection by R. Used with the permission of the W.W. Don't go bothering Robert Crumb .
To treat a child under Medicaid, a dentist must have a parent's permission.
Apparently 8% of all baseball players have medical permission to take amphetamine stimulants, presumably for adult ADHD.
The following exchange is reprinted with permission from TidBITS #305 (27-Nov-95 - email info@tidbits.com for more information).
Help & Info: Permissions & Privacy.
"These permissions are expected in the next few days," said Reederei NSB, the vessel's owner.
No reproduction of any type without expressed written permission.
Earlville proceeds with permissive referendum.
FTC bans prerecorded sales calls without permission.
If you link from your website to items on REALTOR.org, you do not need permission, provided you are not reprinting material.
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — A terminally ill woman who was given court permission to remove her respirator has decided she wants to stay on life support.
I would like to retract one assertion included in my open letter distributed at the River District special meeting and reprinted with permission in last week's issue of The Rock River Times.
Third base coach is granted permission by the Dodgers to talk to the Red Sox about the position.
Dodgers have granted third base coach Tim Wallach permission to interview for the.
BOSTON --The Red Sox asked for and were granted permission by the Los Angeles Dodgers to interview third-base coach Tim Wallach for their vacant manager's position, a team source said.
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In science:

Since all of the functions are accessible through the ―search‖ module as mentioned in section 2.1, we have implemented them by performing a default search to retrieve all assets available according to the user’s permission level.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Update User Role Profile (Positive) This test case verifies whether users with sufficient privileges can update user profiles for users with lower permission levels. 1.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Add Assets (Positive) This test case verifies whether user with permission level 1 & above may add assets 1.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Add Assets (Negative) This test case verifies whether user with permission level 1 & above may add assets 1.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
User adds assets (c.f. use case 3.2 for details), but inputs data above his permission level. System validates input.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
User updates data (c.f. use case 3.3 for details) with data above user’s permission level. System validates input.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
View Audit Options (Positive) This test case verifies whether user with permission level 1 & above may audit 1.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
View Audit Options (Negative) This test case verifies whether user with permission level 1 & above may audit 1.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
This test case verifies whether user with permission level 1 & above may audit logs 1.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Reject a Request (Positive) This test case verifies whether user with permission level 1 & above may reject a pending request User selects a pending request.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Reject a Request (Negative) This test case verifies whether user with permission level 1 & above may reject a pending request User selects a pending request.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
System displays the “Welcome” page, tailored to user’s permissions. 1.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
User edits the permission (or other such fields, if applicable) as required. 3.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Note: an admin user may only edit the role profile of a target user whose permission level is lower than that of the admin user.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Displays assets to user, filtered by the user’s permissions. Users with permission level 1, 2 or 3 User selects the “View Assets” option from the menu.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
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