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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Collective \Col*lect"ive\, a. [L. collectivus: cf. F. collectif.] 1. Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation. --Bp. Hoadley. [1913 Webster] 2. Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring. [Obs.] "Critical and collective reason." --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 3. (Gram.) Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, jury, etc. [1913 Webster] 4. Tending to collect; forming a collection. [1913 Webster] Local is his throne . . . to fix a point, A central point, collective of his sons. --Young. [1913 Webster] 5. Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note. [1913 Webster] Collective fruit (Bot.), that which is formed from a mass of flowers, as the mulberry, pineapple, and the like; -- called also multiple fruit. --Gray. [1913 Webster]