suspensive

adjective

sus·​pen·​sive sə-ˈspen(t)-siv How to pronounce suspensive (audio)
1
: stopping temporarily : suspending
a suspensive veto
2
: characterized by suspense, suspended judgment, or indecisiveness
3
: characterized by suspension
suspensively adverb

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of suspensive was in the 15th century

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“Suspensive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suspensive. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

suspensive

adjective
sus·​pen·​sive sə-ˈspen-siv How to pronounce suspensive (audio)
1
in the civil law of Louisiana
2
: having the effect of suspending
granted a suspensive appeal
see also suspensive condition at condition
3
: characterized by suspension
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