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We found 33 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word permissive:
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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. permissive: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. permissive: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. permissive: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. permissive: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. permissive: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. permissive: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Permissive, permissive: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. permissive: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. permissive: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. permissive: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. permissive: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. permissive: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. permissive: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. permissive: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. permissive: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. permissive: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Permissive (film), Permissive: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Permissive: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. permissive: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. permissive: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. permissive: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. permissive: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. permissive: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. permissive: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. permissive: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. permissive: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. permissive: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. permissive: Law.com Dictionary [home, info]
  2. permissive: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  3. PERMISSIVE: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  4. permissive: Legal dictionary [home, info]

(Note: See permissiveness for more definitions.)

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Quick definitions from WordNet (permissive)

adjective:  granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline ("Direct primary legislation is largely permissive rather than prescriptive")
adjective:  not preventive

▸ Also see permissiveness
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Phrases that include permissive:   permissive blocking, permissive environment, permissive joinder, permissive mood, microsoft permissive license, more...

Words similar to permissive:   permissively, permissiveness, lenient, soft, more...

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