unitive

[ yoo-ni-tiv ]
/ ˈyu nɪ tɪv /

adjective

capable of causing unity or serving to unite.
marked by or involving union.

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Origin of unitive

1520–30; < Late Latin ūnītīvus uniting, equivalent to Latin ūnīt(us) (see unite1) + -īvus -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM unitive

u·ni·tive·ly, adverbu·ni·tive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unitive

unitive
/ (ˈjuːnɪtɪv) /

adjective

tending to unite or capable of uniting
characterized by unity

Derived forms of unitive

unitively, adverb
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