Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Causative (Page: 228)

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. [229]

Causative (Page: 229)

Caus"a*tive (?), n. A word which expresses or suggests a cause.