[ juhs-iv ]
/ ˈdʒʌs ɪv /
(especially in Semitic languages) expressing a mild command.
a jussive form, mood, case, construction, or word.
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Origin of jussive
1840–50; < Latin juss(us) (past participle of jubēre to command) + -ive
Words nearby jussive
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British Dictionary definitions for jussive
/ (ˈdʒʌsɪv) /
grammar another word for imperative (def. 3)
Word Origin for jussive
C19: from Latin jūssus ordered, from jubēre to command
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