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optative

adjective op·ta·tive \ˈäp-tə-tiv\

Definition of OPTATIVE

1
a :  of, relating to, or constituting a verbal mood that is expressive of wish or desire
b :  of, relating to, or constituting a sentence that is expressive of wish or hope
2
:  expressing desire or wish
optative noun
op·ta·tive·ly adverb

First Known Use of OPTATIVE

15th century

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