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dominative

[dom-uh-ney-tiv, -nuh-tiv]
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adjective
  1. dominating; controlling.
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Origin of dominative

From the Medieval Latin word dominātīvus, dating back to 1590–1600. See dominate, -ive
Related formsun·dom·i·na·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for dominative

Historical Examples

  • The personal pronoun in English has three cases, the dominative, the objectionable and the oppressive.

    The Devil's Dictionary

    Ambrose Bierce

  • They are bold and ferocious, dominative even to the giving of fashion in dress.

  • They became angry and dominative; and the more they thus exhibited themselves, the more scorn and contumely they encountered.

  • The state's authority over us is not dominative; it is only a power for our good and utility.