appellative [ uh-pel-uh-tiv ]
1. a descriptive name or designation, as Bald in Charles the Bald.
2. a common noun.
3. designative; descriptive.
4. tending toward or serving for the assigning of names: the appellative function of some primitive rites.
5. pertaining to a common noun.
appellation, moniker, designation, title, epithet, cognomen, tag, handle, nickname
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Origin: 1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin appellātīvus. See appellate, -ive
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