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Definitions of facultative

The word facultative uses 11 letters: a, a, c, e, f, i, l, t, t, u, v

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Meanings of facultative

a. - Having relation to the grant or exercise faculty, or authority, privilege, license, or the like hence, optional; as, facultative enactments, or those which convey a faculty, or permission; the facultative referendum of Switzerland is one that is optional with the people and is necessary only when demanded by petition; facultative studies; -- opposed to obligatory and compulsory, and sometimes used with to.

a. - Of such a character as to admit of existing under various forms or conditions, or of happening or not happening, or the like;

a. - Having the power to live under different conditions; as, a facultative parasite, a plant which is normally saprophytic, but which may exist wholly or in part as a parasite; -- opposed to obligate.

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