Caus"a*tive (?), a. [L.
causativus pertaining to a lawsuit (causa), but in
the English sense from E. cause.] 1.
Effective, as a cause or agent; causing.
Causative in nature of a number of
2. Expressing a cause or reason; causal;
as, the ablative is a causative case.
n. A word which expresses or suggests a