Caus"a*tive (?), a. [L. causativus pertaining to a lawsuit (causa), but in the English sense from E. cause.]


Effective, as a cause or agent; causing.

Causative in nature of a number of effects. Bacon.


Expressing a cause or reason; causal; as, the ablative is a causative case.

<-- p. 229 -->


© Webster 1913.

Caus"a*tive (?), n.

A word which expresses or suggests a cause.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.