commemorative

[ kuh-mem-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF commemorative

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMMEMORATIVE

They were either prophetical or commemorative of some particular event.

This act deserved to be celebrated in a commemorative picture.

In a bridge the arch is triumphal, both for practical and commemorative ends.

The Patriot of the 2nd of March thought it worthy of 345 commemorative words.

There is no decoration—some commemorative tablets only—but it is enough.

A tavern-pitcher, commemorative of this Quincy road, is shown here.

It is commemorative of the glory of the Archbishops of Rheims.

Peru intends to issue one commemorative stamp on September 10, 1895.

Deliver a commemorative address suitable for the next holiday.

All-Souls, too, has its legend and its commemorative ceremony.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from commemorate + -ive. As a noun meaning "means of commemoration" it is recorded from 1630s; as short for commemorative postage stamp from 1916.

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