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  permits

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permits
A relation between an Agent and Formula that it will not deter from becoming true. Note that permitting something does not entail that the Agent necessarily desires it. It does entail that the Agent would have power, at least to some degree, to prohibit it. For example, a government may permit smoking marijuana under some conditions (such as being of a certain ageOfMajority) without saying that it encourages its use, and it could at another time prohibit its use (if the voters approve a law making its use Illegal). Like punishes it also is an institutional relation. When an Agent permits something it entails a Stating that it will not punish those who do what it permits.
Relationships      
InstancesAbstractProperties or qualities as distinguished from any particular embodiment of the properties/qualities in a physical medium. Instances of Abstract can be said to exist in the same sense as mathematical objects such as sets and relations, but they cannot exist at a particular place and time without some physical encoding or embodiment.
 BinaryRelationBinaryRelations are relations that are true only of pairs of things. BinaryRelations are represented as slots in frame systems.
 EntityThe universal class of individuals. This is the root node of the ontology.
 InheritableRelationThe class of Relations whose properties can be inherited downward in the class hierarchy via the subrelation Predicate.
 RelationThe Class of relations. There are two kinds of Relation: Predicate and Function. Predicates and Functions both denote sets of ordered n-tuples. The difference between these two Classes is that Predicates cover formula-forming operators, while Functions cover term-forming operators.
Belongs to Class Entity


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