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Corrélative. adj. [con and relativus, Latin.] Having a reciprocal relation, so that the existence of one in a particular state depends upon the existence of another.

Father and son, husband and wife, and such other correlative terms, seem nearly to belong one to another. South.

Giving is a relative action, and so requires a correlative to answer it: giving, on one part, transfers no property, unless there be an accepting on the other. South's Sermons.

Sources: South, Robert (158)

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