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illative Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective relating to or having the nature of illation or inference
    inferential.
    • the illative faculty of the mind
  2. adjective satellite resembling or dependent on or arrived at by inference
    inferential.
    • an illative conclusion
    • inferential reasoning
  3. adjective satellite expressing or preceding an inference
    • `therefore' is an illative word
WordNet

Il"la*tive adjective
Etymology
L. illativus: cf. F. illatif.
Definitions
  1. Relating to, dependent on, or denoting, illation; inferential; conclusive; as, an illative consequence or proposition; an illative word, as then, therefore, etc.
Il"la*tive noun
Definitions
  1. An illative particle, as for, because.

Webster 1913