Privative

Definition of Privative

Priv´a`tive
a.1.Causing privation; depriving.
2.Consisting in the absence of something; not positive; negative.
Privative blessings, blessings of immunity, safeguard, liberty, and integrity.
- Jer. Taylor.
3.(Gram.) Implying privation or negation; giving a negative force to a word; as, alpha privative; privative particles; - applied to such prefixes and suffixes as a- (Gr. ), un-, non-, -less.
n.1.That of which the essence is the absence of something.
Blackness and darkness are indeed but privatives.
- Bacon.
2.(Logic) A term indicating the absence of any quality which might be naturally or rationally expected; - called also privative term.
3.(Gram.) A privative prefix or suffix. See Privative, a., 3.
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