(Of a form of a verb) expressing a command.
More example sentences
- They embody the jussive: don't mourn, organize.
- Basically, in the Arabic jussive all the indicative mood-signs are deleted.
- Some scholars consider that both jussive and cohortative mood are conveyed by the form of the imperfect.
mid 19th century: from Latin juss- 'commanded' (from the verb jubere) + -ive.
Definition of jussive in:
- The US English dictionary