Definition of quiddative in English:

quiddative

(also quidditive)

adjective

  • Of or relating to the ‘quiddity’ or essence of a person or thing, essential.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Jackson (1600–1648). Apparently shortened from quidditative (with elision of the second syllable).

Pronunciation

quiddative

/ˈkwɪdətɪv/