from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or the nature of permission; permissive.
  • Pertaining to or of the nature of permission; permissive.


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  • The permissory note, a little black wristband, was the waxed-paper variety usually seen in neon rainbows up the arms of college kids in Cancun.

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  • This refocuses the Article, imposing specific duties on the Member States and, rather than a weak, permissory statement, makes the adoption, not only of “broad guidelines” but also “measures” unspecified mandatory.

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  • Respect for a certain high office, which he then filled by the accidency of murder, and regard for a noble State, which enjoyed the equivocal honor of his nativity, deters completing the triumvirate of infamy by giving his name, but who, holding the restraining power, was to say the least acquiescent and permissory to the brutality of the others.

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  • Missouri, in obedience to a permissory statute, had framed a constitution, and demanded admission into the Union as a State.

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