illative

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin illātīvus (illative), from Latin illātus, perfect passive participle of inferō (carry or bring into somewhere; bury; conclude), from in + ferō (bear, carry; suffer).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

illative (not comparable)

  1. of, or relating to an illation
    an illative consequence or proposition
    an illative word, such as "then" or "therefore"
  2. (grammar) of, or relating to the grammatical case that in some languages indicates motion towards or into something

Noun[edit]

illative (plural illatives)

  1. (grammar) a word or phrase that expresses an inference (such as therefore)
  2. an illation
  3. (grammar) the illative case, or a word in that case

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

illātīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of illātīvus