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permissivism

[per-mis-uh-viz-uh m] /pərˈmɪs əˌvɪz əm/
noun
1.
lenience toward or indulgence of a wide variety of social behavior.
Origin of permissivism
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; permissive + -ism
Related forms
permissivist, noun
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Contemporary definitions for permissivist
noun

the parading by police of a handcuffed arrested suspect for the benefit of media and bystanders

Word Origin

short for perpetrator walk

Usage Note

slang, now also used for arrested business executives

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