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constative

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adjective con·sta·tive \kən-ˈstā-tiv, ˈkän-stə-tiv\

Definition of constative

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being a verbal form that expresses past completed action

  2. 2 :  being or relating to an utterance (as an assertion, question, or command) that is capable of being judged true or false

constative noun


Origin of constative

constate to assert positively, from French constater, from Latin constat it is certain, 3d singular present indicative of constare


First Known Use: 1901

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