Definition of obligative in English:

obligative

adjective

  • 1Imposing obligation; obligatory. Now rare.

  • 2Grammar. Of a verb, especially a modal auxiliary: implying obligation.

  • 3Biology= "obligate".

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Bell (fl. 1573–1610). From post-classical Latin obligativus binding, obligatory from classical Latin obligāt-, past participial stem of obligāre + -īvus.

Pronunciation

obligative

/əˈblɪɡətɪv/