(comparative more permissively, superlative most permissively)
- In a permissive manner.
Variant of permissive
- giving permission; that permits
- allowing freedom; esp., tolerant of behavior or practices disapproved of by others; indulgent; lenient
- Archaic allowable and at one's option
Origin of permissiveMiddle English ; from Middle French permissif ; from Medieval Latin permissivus ; from past participle of Classical Latin permittere