conjunctive mood

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conjunctive mood ‎(plural conjunctive moods)

  1. (grammar) The subjunctive mood.
    • 1868, Edward Thring, On the Principles of Grammar[1]:
      From the notion of uncertainity and doubt being a prevailing one in the conjunctive mood, has arisen in most languages its use in givin an opinion; as 'I should say,' &c.