facultative facultative  /ˈfæ kəl ˌteɪ tɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of or relating to the mental faculties
  2. (adj) able to exist under more than one set of conditions
  3. (adj) granting a privilege or permission or power to do or not do something
  4. (adj) not compulsory

Usage(s):

  • Yet in humans, this genetic push is less binding; sociobiologists believe that human social behavior is largely controlled by facultative genesthe ones that can be .

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  • "There is a cover on record but there is a facultative placement with an insurer overseas," confirmed Mark Thompson, chief executive officer of AGI, when contacted for clarification on the matter following an April 15 story by sister publication...
    on Apr 24, 2009 By: Mark Thompson Source: Jamaica Gleaner

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