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Discretive

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Discrétive. adj. [discretus, Latin.]

  1. [In logick.] Discretive propositions are such wherein various, and seemingly opposite judgements are made, whose variety or distinction is noted by the particles but, tho', yet, &c. as, travellers may change their climate, but not their temper: Job was patient, tho' his grief was great. Watts's Logic.
  2. [In grammar.] Discretive conjunctions are such as imply opposition; as, not a man but a beast.

Sources: Watts, Isaac (117)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · Latin (690)

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