Lewis & Short

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spectātīvus, a, um, adj. [specto], contemplative, speculative: thesin a causā sic distinguunt, ut illa sit spectativae partis, haec activae, Quint. 3, 5, 11: opp. actualis, Isid. 2, 24, 9.