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per•mis•sive



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

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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