Precative
Precative Prec"a*tive, Precatory Prec"a*to*ry, a. [L. precativus, precatorius, fr. precari to pray. See {Precarious}.] Suppliant; beseeching. --Bp. Hopkins. [1913 Webster]

{Precatory words} (Law), words of recommendation, request, entreaty, wish, or expectation, employed in wills, as distinguished from express directions; -- in some cases creating a trust. --Jarman. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • precative — adjective Resembling or pertaining to an entreaty. Syn: precatory See Also: precation …   Wiktionary

  • precative — Synonyms and related words: adjuratory, adorant, adoring, appealing, begging, beseeching, cadging, devotional, devout, entreating, imploring, in the dust, mendicant, mooching, on bended knee, petitionary, pleading, prayerful, precatory, prostrate …   Moby Thesaurus

  • precative — prec·a·tive …   English syllables

  • precative —   a. beseeching …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • precative — adj. (of a word or form) expressing a wish or request. Etymology: LL precativus f. precari pray …   Useful english dictionary

  • Precatory — Precative Prec a*tive, Precatory Prec a*to*ry, a. [L. precativus, precatorius, fr. precari to pray. See {Precarious}.] Suppliant; beseeching. Bp. Hopkins. [1913 Webster] {Precatory words} (Law), words of recommendation, request, entreaty, wish,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Precatory words — Precative Prec a*tive, Precatory Prec a*to*ry, a. [L. precativus, precatorius, fr. precari to pray. See {Precarious}.] Suppliant; beseeching. Bp. Hopkins. [1913 Webster] {Precatory words} (Law), words of recommendation, request, entreaty, wish,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Irrealis mood — Irrealis moods (abbreviated irr) are the main set of grammatical moods that indicate that a certain situation or action is not known to have happened as the speaker is talking. Every language has a formula for the unreal. The Indian languages of… …   Wikipedia

  • Grammatical mood — Grammatical categories Animacy Aspect Case Clusivity Definiteness Degree of comparison Evidentiality Focus …   Wikipedia

  • Subjunctive mood — In grammar, the subjunctive mood (abbreviated sjv or sbjv) is a verb mood typically used in subordinate clauses to express various states of irreality such as wish, emotion, possibility, judgment, opinion, necessity, or action that has not yet… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”