Definitions for jussiveˈdʒʌs ɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jus•siveˈdʒʌs ɪv(adj.)

  1. (esp. in Semitic languages) of or pertaining to a grammatical form expressing a mild command.

    Category: Grammar

  2. (n.)a jussive form, mood, case, or word.

    Category: Grammar

Origin of jussive:

1840–50; < L juss(us), ptp. of jubēre to command + -ive

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  1. jussive(Noun)

    : The jussive mood.

  2. jussive(Adjective)

    Inflected to indicate commands, permission or agreement with a request.

    The jussive mood is similar to the cohortative mood, except that it also applies to verbs in the second and third person. Although the jussive mood is absent from English, it is present in Arabic and Esperanto.

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