illative: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (il'u-tiv, i-lā'tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or expressing illation; inferential: an illative word such as “therefore.”
  2. noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate place into or toward which.
  1. the illative case.
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