Definition of "convictive" [con•vict•ive]

  • Having power or serving to convince or convict. (adjective)

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Use "convictive" in a sentence
  • "His way of reasoning is always his own, sometimes sublime and heavenly, so as not to be reduced unto the common rules of our arts and sciences, without a derogation from its instructive, convictive, and persuasive efficacy."
  • "Confidence, not fear, is the keynote of a strong and convictive doctrine."
  • "When they arrived in New York she confronted everybody whom she met with a stony stare, which was almost accusative and convictive of guilt, in spite of entire innocence on the part of the person stared at."
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