agen·ti·val | \¦ā-jən-¦tī-vəl\
variants: or agentive \ˈā-jən-tiv \

Definition of agentival 

: expressive of an agent or of agency : denoting the performer of an action agentive nouns an agentive suffix

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First Known Use of agentival

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agentival

agent entry 1 + -ival (-ive entry 1 + -al entry 1), -ive entry 1

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a state of commotion or excitement

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