Definition of Preparative

1. Adjective. Preceding and preparing for something. "Preparatory steps"




Definition of Preparative

1. a. Tending to prepare or make ready; having the power of preparing, qualifying, or fitting; preparatory.

2. n. That which has the power of preparing, or previously fitting for a purpose; that which prepares.

Definition of Preparative

1. Adjective. That serves to prepare something ¹

2. Adjective. preliminary or preparatory ¹

3. Noun. Something to be done in preparation; a preliminary ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Preparative

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Preparative

prepacked
prepacking
prepacks
prepaid
prepaint
prepainted
prepainting
prepaints
preparable
preparation
preparation fire
preparational
preparationist
preparationists
preparations
preparative (current term)
preparatively
preparatives
preparator
preparatorily
preparators
preparatory
preparatory school
prepare
prepare for
prepared
preparedly
preparedness
preparednesses
preparer

Literary usage of Preparative

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Full Report of the Case of Stacy Decow, and Joseph Hendrickson, Vs. Thomas by Stacy Decow, Joseph Hendrickson, New Jersey Court of Appeals, New Jersey Court of Chancery, Thomas Latham Shotwell (1834)
"In 1821, the Trenton preparative meeting requested of the monthly meeting, permission to ... In the Chesterfield preparative meeting of sixth month, 1827, ..."

2. The Arguments of the Counsel of Joseph Hendrickson, #bin a Cause Decided in by George Wood, Isaac Halsted Williamson, New Jersey Court of Chancery (1833)
"Hendrickson, my client, being appointed by the preparative meeting commonly called " Orthodox," Shotwell, by the preparative meeting commonly called ..."

3. An Authentic Report of the Testimony in a Cause at Issue in the Court of by Thomas Latham Shotwell, Jeremiah J. Foster, Joseph Hendrickson, Stacy Decow, New Jersey Court of Chancery (1831)
"Me denies that they were identified in regular and due succession with the trustees and preparative Meeting in existence, when the said sum was loaned to ..."

4. A List of the Records of the Meetings Constituting the Yearly Meeting of the by Morgan Bunting (1906)
"... Radnor preparative Meeting 20 Rancocas preparative Meeting Records at 142 N. Sixteenth Street (List of) 102 Richland Monthly Meeting 22, ..."

5. Inventory of Unpublished Material for American Religious History in by William Henry Allison (1910)
"Minutes of Select preparative Meeting. 1807-1813; 1833-1837. 2 vols. Cedar Creek and Caroline County Monthly Meeting: Minutes of Women's Meeting. 1754-1816. ..."

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