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jussive

noun jus·sive \ˈjə-siv\

Definition of JUSSIVE

:  a word, form, case, or mood expressing command
jussive adjective

Origin of JUSSIVE

Latin jussus, past participle of jubēre to order; akin to Polish judzić to incite, Sanskrit yudhyati he fights
First Known Use: 1846

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