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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Illative \Il"la*tive\, a. [L. illativus: cf. F. illatif.] Relating to, dependent on, or denoting, illation; inferential; conclusive; as, an illative consequence or proposition; an illative word, as then, therefore, etc. [1913 Webster] Illative conversion (Logic), a converse or reverse statement of a proposition which in that form must be true because the original proposition is true. Illative sense (Metaph.), the faculty of the mind by which it apprehends the conditions and determines upon the correctness of inferences. [1913 Webster]