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causative


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Causative  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Causative  \Caus"a*tive\  (k[add]"z[.a]*t[i^]v),  n. 
  A  word  which  expresses  or  suggests  a  cause 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  causative 
  adj  :  producing  an  effect;  "poverty  as  a  causative  factor  in 
  crime"  [ant:  {noncausative}] 




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