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participial

[pahr-tuh-sip-ee-uh l]Grammar
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a participle.
  2. similar to or formed from a participle.
noun
  1. a participle.

Origin of participial

1560–70; < Latin participiālis, equivalent to participi(um) participle + -ālis -al1
Related formspar·ti·cip·i·al·i·ty, nounpar·ti·cip·i·al·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for participial

adj.

1590s, from Middle French participial and directly from Latin participialis, from participium (see participle). As a noun from 1560s.

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