Gram. expressing a command
Origin of jussive; from Classical Latin jussus, a command (; from jubere, to command ; from Indo-European an unverified form yeu-dh-, to be in violent movement, fight from source Sanskrit yúdh-, fighter) + -ive
a jussive word, form, case, or mood
A word, mood, or form used to express command.
Origin of jussiveFrom Latin iussus, past participle of iub&emacron;re, to command.
- (grammar, of a verb) Inflected to indicate commands, permission or agreement with a request.
(usually uncountable, plural jussives)
- (grammar, uncountable and countable) The jussive mood, a verb inflection used to indicate a command, permission or agreement with a request; an instance of a verb so inflected.