institutive

adjective in·sti·tu·tive

Definition of institutive

  1. 1 :  tending to institute :  concerned with or leading to the institution of something institutive factors an institutive meeting

  2. 2 obsolete :  characterized or formed by institution :  conventional

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Origin and Etymology of institutive

Latin institutus (past participle of instituere to institute) + English -ive — more at institute


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