Webster 1913 Edition
subjunctum, to subjoin: cf. F.
Subjoined or added to something before said or written.
that form of a verb which express the action or state not as a fact, but only as a conception of the mind still contingent and dependent. It is commonly subjoined, or added as subordinate, to some other verb, and in English is often connected with it by if, that, though, lest, unless, except, until, etc., as in the following sentence: “If there were no honey, they [bees] would have no object in visiting the flower.”
Lubbock.In some languages, as in Latin and Greek, the subjunctive is often independent of any other verb, being used in wishes, commands, exhortations, etc.
The subjunctive mood; also, a verb in the subjunctive mood.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Subjoined or added to something before said or written.
2.In grammar, designating a form of verbs which follow other verbs or words expressing condition, hypothesis or contingency; as, veni ut me videas, I came that you may see me; Si fecerint aequum, if they should do what is just.
3.Subjunctive is often used as a noun, denoting the subjunctive mode.