Meaning of transitival in English:

transitival

adjective

rare Grammar
  • Of a verb: taking a direct object; = "transitive".

Pronunciation

transitival

/trɑːnzɪˈtʌɪvəl/ /tranzɪˈtʌɪvəl/ /trɑːnsɪˈtʌɪvəl/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in John Earle (1824–1903), philologist. From post-classical Latin transitivus transitive + -al.