Ec*bat"ic\, a. [See Ecbasis.] (Gram.) Denoting a mere result or consequence, as distinguished from telic, which denotes intention or purpose; thus the phrase ? ?, if rendered "so that it was fulfilled," is ecbatic; if rendered "in order that it might be." etc., is telic.
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