coactive

1
[ koh-ak-tiv ]
/ koʊˈæk tɪv /

adjective

compulsory; coercive.

Origin of coactive

1
First recorded in 1590–1600; coact(ion)1 + -ive
Related formsco·ac·tive·ly, adverbco·ac·tiv·i·ty, noun

Definition for coactive (2 of 2)

coactive

2
[ koh-ak-tiv ]
/ koʊˈæk tɪv /

adjective

acting together.

Origin of coactive

2
First recorded in 1590–1600; co- + active
Related formsco·ac·tive·ly, adverbco·ac·tiv·i·ty, noun
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Examples from the Web for coactive

  • 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