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A word, mood, or form used to express command.

[From Latin iussus, past participle of iubēre, to command.]

jus′sive adj.
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(Grammar) grammar another word for imperative3
[C19: from Latin jūssus ordered, from jubēre to command]
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(ˈdʒʌs ɪv)
1. (esp. in Semitic languages) of or pertaining to a grammatical form expressing a mild command.
2. a jussive form, mood, case, or word.
[1840–50; < Latin juss(us), past participle of jubēre to command + -ive]
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And (as Nemirovsky points out) this presents the most striking parallel with the ring inscription, in which one sees a "them" formant with the absence of any formant expressing the agent--"jussive forms in Hurrian never include the pronoun expressing the agent/subject of a transitive action, but often include the pronoun, expressing its object," explains Nemirovsky; and while "In Hurrian all cases except the Nominative are expressed with various flexions, Nominative is expressed with zero flexion--again just as in the Black Speech" (Nemirovsky 2008).
The Jussive is a Proto-Semitic form and thus has no value for the subgrouping of Ugaritic with Canaanite (i.e., Hebrew and Amarna Canaanite; Moran 1960).
(Consider the jussive titular cry of one of this year's popular tomes: Enlightenment Now.) Artforum invited a group of writers, scholars, and activists--ADRIAN PIPER, MICHELLE M.
The same jussive subjunctive is deployed in the sonnet "Mueran contigo, Laura, pues moriste" (poem 189) to express the wish that the "lira infausta" (5), lyric voice by metonymy, will be supplemented by ink on paper: "y hasta estos rasgos mal formados sean / lagrimas negras de mi pluma triste" (7-8).
Full Stem Conditional /-n/ Non-Final SS /-p/ Non-Final DS /-l/ Serial verb - Jussive /kwaman/ Negative /-an[??]/ Neg.
Enter the naive spirit-consumer in search not of ideas but immediate experience ("drunk"), toasting to jussive verbs (ought to be) and insisting on dialogue with his fellow revelers ("you see?").
(45) The incidence of hortatory or jussive subjunctives in Anne's poem indicates that, in spite of the Vergilian context, it may be similar to Catullus 5, where the poet exhorts his mistress to live and love with him and not to value the gossip of disapprovers highly: vivamus ...
The moods include the indicative (Ind), conditional (Cnd), imperative (Imp), quotative (Quo), and jussive (Jus).
Her lengthy resort to the jussive and the optative voices in her series of curses is ultimately fruitless, as ineffectual as Venus's rhetorical devices to seduce Adonis.
In its penultimate stanza, the poem recursively picks up where it starts, answering its original question through the jussive case ("let this be said..." l.
There are several of these dotted throughout the film--the juxtaposition of Leisure and Permutit, which, with an orthographic wrench, generates a macaronic command--"permutet" being the jussive subjunctive of the "permutare," "to change." Let leisure change, pointing to the frivolous, uncentred hedonism of Thomas's jet set.