Sig*nif"i*ca*tive (?), a. [L. significativus: cf. F. significatif.]
Betokening or representing by an external sign.
The holy symbols or signs are not barely significative.
Having signification or meaning; expressive of a meaning or purpose; significant.
Neither in the degrees of kindred they were destitute of significative words.
-- Sig*nif"i*ca*tive*ly, adv. -- Sig*nif"i*ca*tive*ness, n.
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