Definition of jussive in English:

jussive

adjective

Grammar
  • (of a form of a verb) expressing a command.

    • ‘Some scholars consider that both jussive and cohortative mood are conveyed by the form of the imperfect.’
    • ‘They embody the jussive: don't mourn, organize.’
    • ‘Basically, in the Arabic jussive all the indicative mood-signs are deleted.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin juss- commanded (from the verb jubere) + -ive.

Pronunciation:

jussive

/ˈjəsiv/