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participial

[pahr-tuh-sip-ee-uh l] /ˌpɑr təˈsɪp i əl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a participle.
2.
similar to or formed from a participle.
noun
3.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin participiālis, equivalent to participi(um) participle + -ālis -al1
Related forms
participiality, noun
participially, adverb
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Examples from the web for participial
  • There is much use of the absolute participial construction.
  • Do not use a comma to set off restrictive participial phrases.
  • Do not leave your participial and gerundial phrases dangling.
Word Origin and History for participial
adj.

1590s, from Middle French participial and directly from Latin participialis, from participium (see participle). As a noun from 1560s.

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