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jussive

[juhs-iv] /ˈdʒʌs ɪv/
adjective
1.
(especially in Semitic languages) expressing a mild command.
noun
2.
a jussive form, mood, case, construction, or word.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin juss(us) (past participle of jubēre to command) + -ive
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Examples for jussive
  • The other moods are the infinitive, conditional, and jussive.
  • The imperative has the endings of the jussive but lacks any prefixes.
British Dictionary definitions for jussive

jussive

/ˈdʒʌsɪv/
adjective
1.
(grammar) another word for imperative (sense 3)
Word Origin
C19: from Latin jūssus ordered, from jubēre to command
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Word Origin and History for jussive

"grammatical mode expressing command," 1846, from Latin iuss-, past participle stem of iubere "to bid, command," from PIE *yeudh- "to move violently, fight;" + -ive.

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