[ kar-i-tiv ]
/ ˈkær ɪ tɪv /
(in certain inflected languages, especially of the Caucasian group) abessive (def. 1).
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Origin of caritive
First recorded in 1855–60; from Latin carit(us) “devoid of, without” (past participle of carēre “not to have, to want”) + -ive
Words nearby caritive
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Example sentences from the Web for caritive
The extent to which they are also Caritive, Adessive and the like has yet to be investigated.Opuscula|Robert Gordon Latham