suspensive

adjective
sus·​pen·​sive | \ sə-ˈspen(t)-siv How to pronounce suspensive (audio) \

Definition of suspensive

1 : stopping temporarily : suspending a suspensive veto
2 : characterized by suspense, suspended judgment, or indecisiveness
3 : characterized by suspension

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suspensively adverb

First Known Use of suspensive

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Suspensive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suspensive. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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suspensive

adjective
sus·​pen·​sive | \ sə-ˈspen-siv How to pronounce suspensive (audio) \

Legal Definition of suspensive

in the civil law of Louisiana
1 : having the effect of suspending granted a suspensive appeal — see also suspensive condition at condition
2 : characterized by suspension

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