coactive

1
[koh-ak-tiv]
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Origin of coactive

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

coactive

2
[koh-ak-tiv]
adjective
  1. 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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Historical Examples of 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