Volitive
Volitive Vol"i*tive, a. [See {Volition}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the will; originating in the will; having the power to will. ``They not only perfect the intellectual faculty, but the volitive.'' --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

2. (Gram.) Used in expressing a wish or permission as, volitive proposition. [1913 Webster]


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  • volitive — index deliberate, discretionary, permissive, spontaneous, willful Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • volitive — [väl′ə tiv] adj. [ML volitivus < L volo: see VOLITION] 1. of or arising from the will 2. Gram. expressing a wish or permission: said of a verb, mood, etc …   English World dictionary

  • volitive — 1. adjective a) of or pertaining the will or volition b) in the volitive 2. noun a) A verb form found in certain languages which indicates that a certain action is willed, although it may not be performed in fact …   Wiktionary

  • volitive — I. ˈväləd.iv, ətiv adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin volitivus, from Latin vol (stem of velle to will) + itivus (as in Latin positivus positive) 1. : of or relating to the will : originating in the will : having the power to will 2. :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • volitive — /vol i tiv/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by volition. 2. Gram. expressing a wish or permission: a volitive construction. [1650 60; VOLIT(ION) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • volitive — ● volitif, volitive adjectif (de volition) Relatif à la volition …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • volitive — /ˈvɒlətɪv/ (say voluhtiv) adjective 1. characterised by or relating to volition. 2. Grammar expressing a wish or permission: a volitive construction. {volit(ion) + ive} …   Australian English dictionary

  • volitive — adjective Date: 1660 1. of or relating to the will 2. expressing a wish or permission …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • volitive — vol·i·tive …   English syllables

  • volitive — vol•i•tive [[t]ˈvɒl ɪ tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) of, pertaining to, or characterized by volition 2) gram. Gram. expressing a wish or permission • Etymology: 1650–60 …   From formal English to slang

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