illative

noun
il·​la·​tive | \ ˈi-lə-tiv How to pronounce illative (audio) , i-ˈlā- How to pronounce illative (audio) \

Definition of illative

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a word (such as therefore) or phrase (such as as a consequence) introducing an inference

illative

adjective

Definition of illative (Entry 2 of 2)

Other Words from illative

Adjective

illatively adverb

First Known Use of illative

Noun

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1611, in the meaning defined above

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