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(of a form of a verb) expressing a command.
- ‘They embody the jussive: don't mourn, organize.’
- ‘Basically, in the Arabic jussive all the indicative mood-signs are deleted.’
- ‘Some scholars consider that both jussive and cohortative mood are conveyed by the form of the imperfect.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin juss- commanded (from the verb jubere) + -ive.
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