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- (rare) Causing, or implying, abdication.
(rare) causing, or implying, abdication
abdicative (plural abdicatives)
- (logic) A reasoning from the negative
1987, David Londey, The Logic of Apuleius:
- The fourth mood is that which brings together directly a particular abdicative from a particular dedicative and a universal abdicative, e.g., Some just thing is honourable, no honourable thing is base, therefore some just thing is not base.