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Of a verbal mood: that expresses exhortation.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Monthly Magazine and British Register. From post-classical Latin adhortativus from classical Latin adhortāt-, past participial stem of adhortārī + -īvus. Compare earlier adhortatory.
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