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[juhs-iv] /ˈdʒʌs ɪv/ Grammar

(especially in Semitic languages) expressing a mild command.
a jussive form, mood, case, construction, or word.
(grammar) another word for imperative (sense 3)

“grammatical mode expressing command,” 1846, from Latin iuss-, past participle stem of iubere “to bid, command,” from PIE *yeudh- “to move violently, fight;” + -ive.


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