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

1.

Effective, as a cause or agent; causing.

Causative in nature of a number of effects. Bacon.

2.

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

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Caus"a*tive (?), n.

A word which expresses or suggests a cause.

 

© Webster 1913.

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