Definition of constative
1 : of, relating to, or being a verbal form that expresses past completed action — compare performative
2 : being or relating to an utterance (such as an assertion, question, or command) that is capable of being judged true or false
Origin and Etymology of constative
constate to assert positively, from French constater, from Latin constat it is certain, 3rd singular present indicative of constare
First Known Use: 1901
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