Meaning of SUBJUNCTIVE in English

adj. & n. Gram.

--adj. (of a mood) denoting what is imagined or wished or possible (e.g. if I were you, God help you, be that as it may).


1. the subjunctive mood.

2 a verb in this mood.


subjunctively adv.

Etymology: F subjonctif -ive or LL subjunctivus f. L (as SUBJOIN), transl. Gk hupotaktikos, as being used in subjoined clauses

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