Meaning of permissive
Pronunciation: (pur-mis'iv), [key]
- habitually or characteristically accepting or tolerant of something, as social behavior or linguistic usage, that others might disapprove or forbid.
- granting or denoting permission: a permissive nod.
- (of a cell) permitting replication of a strand of DNA that could be lethal, as a viral segment or mutant gene.
- permissive (Thesaurus)