gerundive - definition and synonyms

noun linguistics
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    in Latin grammar, an adjective formed from a verb (usually a transitive one), that modifies a noun (the direct object of the verb it derives from), giving it a sense of obligation

    In the expression "pacta sunt servanda", "pacta" means "agreements", "sunt" means "are", and "servanda" is the gerundive of "servare", (to keep). The whole expression means "agreements must be kept".

    Submitted by Manuel Lujan from Argentina on 21/03/2016