Definition of Coactive

1. a. Serving to compel or constrain; compulsory; restrictive.



Definition of Coactive

1. Adjective. (obsolete) compulsory ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coactive

1. mutually active [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coactive

coachworks
coachy
coact
coacted
coacting
coaction
coactions
coactivate
coactivated
coactivates
coactivating
coactivation
coactivations
coactivator
coactivators
coactive (current term)
coactively
coactivities
coactivity
coactor
coactors
coacts
coadaptation
coadaptations
coadapted
coadded
coadjacence
coadjacency
coadjacent
coadjoint

Literary usage of Coactive

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1. Discourses Upon the Existence and Attributes of God by Stephen Charnock, William Symington (1874)
"... a necessity of infallibility, because God cannot be deceived, but not a coactive necessity, as if they were compelled by God to act thus or thus. ..."

2. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1852)
"His answer and defence is : — " The greatest part of their jurisdiction being external, and coactive or forcing, is from the king derived unto those that do ..."

3. The Works of John Locke, in Nine Volumes by John Locke (1824)
"the coactive power should take upon them to in- " flict penalties for that purpose: because, as that is " not consistent with order and government, ..."

4. The Works of the Most Reverend Father in God, John Bramhall, D.D., Sometime by John Bramhall (1842)
"Or how should he pretend to any coactive power in England, without the king's grant or leave, where the power of the militia and all coactive force is ..."

5. The Works of the Right Reverend William Warburton, D.D., Lord Bishop of by William Warburton, Richard Hurd (1811)
"And this is no other than the tribunal of religion. When this is done, a coactive power of the civil kind may have a good effect; but not till then. ..."

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