jussive

noun
jus·​sive | \ ˈjə-siv How to pronounce jussive (audio) \

Definition of jussive

: a word, form, case, or mood expressing command

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jussive adjective

First Known Use of jussive

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jussive

Latin jussus, past participle of jubēre to order; akin to Polish judzić to incite, Sanskrit yudhyati he fights

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“Jussive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jussive. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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