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coactive1

[koh-ak-tiv] /koʊˈæk tɪv/
adjective
1.
compulsory; coercive.
Origin of coactive1
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; coact(ion)1 + -ive
Related forms
coactively, adverb
coactivity, noun

coactive2

[koh-ak-tiv] /koʊˈæk tɪv/
adjective
1.
acting together.
Origin
First recorded in 1590-1600; co- + active
Related forms
coactively, adverb
coactivity, noun
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  • That the whole church together can not punish any man with coactive punishment, without the permission of the emperor.

  • A teacher teaches at all, only so far as he causes this coactive energy of the pupil's mind.

    In the School-Room John S. Hart

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