Definition of suspensive in English:

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Pronunciation: /səˈspɛnsɪv/


1Relating to the deferral or suspension of an event, action, or legal obligation.
Example sentences
  • The appellant's removal to Germany was cancelled and Germany was informed, yet again, that the appellant would not be keeping the arrangements that had been made and that he had initiated suspensive legal proceedings.
  • In these circumstances it was understandable that the deputies would err on the radical side when deciding to award the king no more than a suspensive veto, to establish a single legislative assembly and to abolish all titles of nobility.
  • Consequently the suspensive veto passed overwhelmingly on 15 September.
2 archaic Causing suspense.



Pronunciation: /səˈspɛnsɪvli/
Example sentences
  • The Republic of Cuba did not timely appeal said judgment either suspensively or devolutively.
  • Tenants who wish to appeal suspensively from a judgment of eviction must do so within twenty-four hours from the date and time that the judgment of eviction is rendered.


Pronunciation: /səˈspɛnsɪvnəs/

Words that rhyme with suspensive

apprehensive, coextensive, comprehensive, defensive, expensive, extensive, intensive, offensive, ostensive, pensive

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Line breaks: sus¦pen|sive

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