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Definition of "precative" [prec•a•tive]

  • Resembling or pertaining to an entreaty. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "precative" in a sentence
  • "The perfects ( 'asithi and hizkartssni) are converted and so become hortative or precative futures."
  • "Thalhofer (Liturgik, I, 48) has sought to draw a presumption of late date from the form of absolution in n. 29, which is indicative and not precative, absolvimus te vice beati Petri etc."
  • "Aside from the inheritance proper, a will could contain legacies whereby things were bequeathed by a single title and by express words; they could be imperative or precative."