Volitive meaning

vŏlĭ-tĭv
Of, relating to, or originating in the will.
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Expressing a wish or permission.
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Of or arising from the will.
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(gram.) Expressing a wish or permission: said of a verb, mood, etc.
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Of or pertaining the will or volition.
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In the volitive.
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(uncountable, linguistics) A verb form found in certain languages which indicates that a certain action is willed, although it may not be performed in fact.
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(linguistics) A specific volitive form of a verb.
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Origin of volitive

  • From Medieval Latin volitivus (from volo (“want") + -ivus), a Scholastic translation of the Ancient Greek θελητικός (theletikos), from θέλησις (thelesis, “a will, a willing")

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