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Subjunctive


SUBJUNCTIVE, adjective [Latin See Subjoin.]

1. Subjoined or added to something before said or written.

2. In grammar, designating a form of verbs which follow other verbs or words expressing condition, hypothesis or contingency; as, veni ut me videas, I came that you may see me; Si fecerint aequum, if they should do what is just.

3. subjunctive is often used as a noun, denoting the subjunctive mode.