Origin of jussivefrom 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
Origin of jussiveFrom Latin iussus past participle of iubēre 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.