Meaning of resolutive in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrɛzəluːtɪv/


formal, archaic
  • Having the power or ability to dissolve or dispel something.

    ‘I prefer a more resolutive approach to curbing drunken driving or drunkenness, and all the baggage that comes with it.’
    • ‘This conception may be called the decompositional or resolutive conception of analysis.’
    • ‘After pronouncement of a resolutive lockout, labour relations are for the time being terminated.’


Late Middle English from medieval Latin resolutivus, from resolut- ‘released’, from the verb resolvere (see resolve).