Main definitions of procursive in English

: procursive1procursive2

procursive1

Pronunciation /prə(ʊ)ˈkəːsɪv/

adjective

rare
  • That comes before, forerunning; = "precursive".

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Case (d. 1682), clergyman and ejected minister. From pro- + post-classical Latin cursivus cursive.

Main definitions of procursive in English

: procursive1procursive2

procursive2

Pronunciation /prə(ʊ)ˈkəːsɪv/

adjective

  • Originally: (Medicine) designating a form of epilepsy in which the seizures are characterized by a sudden, impulsive running forward; also figurative; (disused). Later: (more generally) characterized by running forward (rare).

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From French procursif or its etymon post-classical Latin procursivus from classical Latin prōcurs-, past participial stem of prōcurrere to run forward + -īvus.