Indicating division or circulation
- dissenting (especially dissenting using the bulk opinion)
- Indicating unit or circulation.
- Creating, or looking after develop, division, separation, or huge difference.
c.1600, "having a good of dividing," from Latin divis-, past participle stem of dividere (see divide (v.)) + -ive. Indicating "producing discord" is from 1640s. Related: Divisively; divisiveness.
(a.) Indicating division or circulation.
- (a.) Creating, or looking after develop, division, split, or huge difference.
Viii.), assumes not only such divisive interference as Paul might justly resent (cf.