Definition of petitive in English:

petitive

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or expressing a desire.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Julian Huxley (1887–1975), zoologist and philosopher. From classical Latin petīt-, past participial stem of petere to demand, seek + -ive.

Pronunciation

petitive

/ˈpɛtɪtɪv/