Meaning of investitive in English:

investitive

Pronunciation /ɪnˈvɛstɪtɪv/

adjective

  • 1That has the function or effect of investing someone or something; of, relating to, or constituting investiture or investment. rare before 20th century.

    Often used in the context of American Scouting.

  • 2Law
    That has the function or effect of investing someone with a legal right or obligation; (of a fact, action, event, etc.) that causes a legal right or obligation to come into effect. Often contrasted with divestitive.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Humfrey (bap. 1621, d. 1719), clergyman and ejected minister. From classical Latin investīt-, past participial stem of investīre invest + -ive.