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PERMISSIVISM

Consistently indulgent attitude toward morally wrong human behavior. It may be based on a variety of motives, including the popular view that people ar not really free and therefore personally responsible for their conduct, which is rather the combined product of heredity, environment, and education.

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

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