jussive jus"sive, a. (Grammar) Indicating or expressive of a mild command; as, the jussive case. -- n. The jussive case; a jussive mood, form, word, or construction. [PJC]

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  • jussive — [jus′iv] adj. [< L jussus, a command (< jubere, to command < IE * yeu dh , to be in violent movement, fight > Sans yúdh , fighter) + IVE] Gram. expressing a command n. a jussive word, form, case, or mood …   English World dictionary

  • jussive — index decretal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • jussive — grammatical mode expressing command, 1846, from L. iuss , pp. stem of iubere to bid, command, from PIE *yeudh to move violently, fight; + IVE (Cf. ive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • jussive — 1. adjective Inflected to indicate commands, permission or agreement with a request. The is similar to the cohortative mood, except that it also applies to verbs in the second and third person. Although the jussive mood is absent from English, it …   Wiktionary

  • jussive — noun Etymology: Latin jussus, past participle of jubēre to order; akin to Polish judzić to incite, Sanskrit yudhyati he fights Date: 1846 a word, form, case, or mood expressing command • jussive adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • jussive — /jus iv/, Gram. adj. 1. (esp. in Semitic languages) expressing a mild command. n. 2. a jussive form, mood, case, construction, or word. [1840 50; < L juss(us) (ptp. of jubere to command) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • jussive — jus•sive [[t]ˈdʒʌs ɪv[/t]] adj. 1) gram. (esp. in Semitic languages) of or pertaining to a grammatical form expressing a mild command 2) gram. a jussive form, mood, case, or word • Etymology: 1840–50; < L juss(us), ptp. of jubēre to command +… …   From formal English to slang

  • jussive — /ˈdʒʌsɪv/ (say jusiv) Grammar –adjective 1. expressing a mild command. –noun 2. a jussive form or grammatical construction. {Latin jussus, past participle, commanded + ive} …   Australian English dictionary

  • jussive — См. iussivo …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • jussive — jus·sive || dÊ’ÊŒsɪv n. form or word which expresses a command (Grammar) adj. of or pertaining to the imperative form, of a form or word which expresses a command (Grammar) …   English contemporary dictionary

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