Definition of jussive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

jussive

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈdʒʌsɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒəsɪv//
 
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(of a verb form) expressing an order Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Latin juss- ‘commanded’ (from the verb jubere) + -ive.
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