causative


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            Causative in nature of a number of effects. --Bacon.
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   2. Expressing a cause or reason; causal; as, the ablative is
      a causative case.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Causative \Caus"a*tive\ (k[add]"z[.a]*t[i^]v), n.
   A word which expresses or suggests a cause.
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