Definition of permissively in US English:



  • See permissive

    • ‘Well, your Honour, it is a question of what one can permissively do.’
    • ‘A permissively raised ‘me’ generation that was brought up to think only of itself is bringing back the rule book now that it has children of its own.’
    • ‘The technology has numerous other uses, significantly reducing the distribution costs of public domain and permissively shared art and speech.’
    • ‘In the long run, when children are treated too permissively, their behavior can become bigger and more drastic.’
    • ‘If powers are precisely rather than permissively formulated, procedures to render visible occasions of use are constructed.’