mem·​o·​ra·​tive | \ ˈmeməˌrātiv, ˈmem(ə)rət- \

Definition of memorative

1 archaic : commemorative
2 : relating to the memory powers perfected by experience … estimative and memorative powers— G. P. Klubertanz

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History and Etymology for memorative

Middle English memorȧtif, from Middle French, from Late Latin memorativus, from Latin memoratus (past participle of memorare to remind) + -ivus -ive

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“Memorative.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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to assert without proof or before proving

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