Definition of jussive
: a word, form, case, or mood expressing command
Origin and Etymology of jussive
Latin jussus, past participle of jubēre to order; akin to Polish judzić to incite, Sanskrit yudhyati he fights
First Known Use: 1846See Words from the same year
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