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PERMISSIVENESS

The attitude of those in authority which allows great latitude in the exercise of personal choice. Its underlying motives are varied, but as a philosophy of government is subordinates the common good to the primacy of individual freedom.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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