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Originally appearing in Volume V14, Page 552 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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INFINITIVE, a form of the verb, properly a noun with verbal functions, but usually taken as a mood (see GRAMMAR). The Latin grammarians gave it the name of infinitus or infinitivus modus, i.e. indefinite, unlimited mood, as not having definite persons or numbers.
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INFLEXION (from Lat. inflectere, to bend)

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