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ADJECTIVE (from the Lat. adjectives, ...

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 193 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ADJECTIVE (from the Lat. adjectives, added), a word used chiefly in its grammatical sense of limiting or defining the noun to which it refers. Formerly grammarians used not to separate a noun from its adjective, or attribute, but spoke of them together as a noun-adjective. In the art of dyeing, certain colours are known as adjective colours, as they require mixing with some basis to render them permanent. " Adjective law " is that which relates to the forms of procedure, 'as opposed to " substantive law," the rules of right administered by a court.
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