Sub*junc"tive (?), a. [L.
subjunctivus, fr. subjungere, subjunctum, to
subjoin: cf. F. subjonctif. See Subjoin.] Subjoined
or added to something before said or written.
Subjunctive mood (Gram.), that form of
a verb which express the action or state not as a fact, but only as a
conception of the mind still contingent and dependent. It is commonly
subjoined, or added as subordinate, to some other verb, and in English
is often connected with it by if, that, though,
lest, unless, except, until, etc., as in
the following sentence: "If there were no honey, they [bees]
would have no object in visiting the flower." Lubbock.
In some languages, as in Latin and Greek, the subjunctive is often
independent of any other verb, being used in wishes, commands,
Sub*junc"tive, n. (Gram.)
The subjunctive mood; also, a verb in the subjunctive