Commissive Com*mis"sive, a. Relating to commission; of the nature of, or involving, commission. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • commissive — 1. adjective a) By commission; resulting from a positive act. This error was commissive rather than omissive. b) Making a commitment, such as a promise or threat, by illocutionary means. I will kill you if you do that is a commissive statement …   Wiktionary

  • commissive — adj. giving authorization …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • commissive waste — Voluntary waste, often called actual waste, consisting in such acts as destroying, altering, or removing buildings, or cutting trees. 56 Am J1st Waste § 4. The term contemplates participation, at least to some extent, by the tenant or occupant of …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • actual waste — Commissive waste; acts injurious to the substance of an estate in land, such as cutting down trees valuable as timber and destroying, altering, or removing buildings. 56 Am J1st Waste § 4 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • waste — Action or inaction by a possessor of land causing unreasonable injury to the holders of other estates in the same land. An abuse or destructive use of property by one in rightful possession. Spoil or destruction, done or permitted, to lands,… …   Black's law dictionary