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What does "Substantive" mean?

Definition

(a.) Betokening or expressing existence; as, the substantive verb, that is, the verb to be (a.) Depending on itself; independent (a.) Enduring; solid; firm; substantial (a.) Pertaining to, or constituting, the essential part or principles; as, the law substantive (n.) A noun or name; the part of speech which designates something that exists, or some object of thought, either material or immaterial; as, the words man, horse, city, goodness, excellence, are substantives (v. t.) To substantivize


Synonyms essential, substantial, meaningful, meaty, in essence


Example: "Substantive law" Example: "Substantive information"


Word Family substantively