Re*flex"ive (-?v), a.
1. [Cf. F. r'eflexif.]
Bending or turned backward; reflective; having respect to something past.
Assurance reflexive can not be a divine faith.
[Obs.] "What man does not resent an ugly reflexive
Having for its direct object a pronoun which refers to the agent or subject as its antecedent; -- said of certain verbs; as, the witness perjured himself; I bethought myself. Applied also to pronouns of this class; reciprocal; reflective.
-- Re*flex"ive*ly, adv. -- Re*flex"ive*ness, n.
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