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institutive

[ in-sti-too-tiv, -tyoo- ]
/ ˈɪn stɪˌtu tɪv, -ˌtyu- /
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adjective

tending or intended to institute or establish.

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Origin of institutive

First recorded in 1620–30; institute + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM institutive

in·sti·tu·tive·ly, adverbun·in·sti·tu·tive, adjectiveun·in·sti·tu·tive·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for institutive

institutive
/ (ˈɪnstɪˌtjuːtɪv) /

adjective

concerned with instituting and establishing
established by custom or law

Derived forms of institutive

institutively, adverb
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