Jussive meaning

jŭsĭv
A word, mood, or form used to express command.
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(gram.) Expressing a command.
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A jussive word, form, case, or mood.
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(grammar, of a verb) Inflected to indicate commands, permission or agreement with a request.
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(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.
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Origin of jussive

  • From Latin iussus past participle of iubēre to command

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition