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ablative absolute

ablative absolute

noun

Definition of ABLATIVE ABSOLUTE

:  a construction in Latin in which a noun or pronoun and its adjunct both in the ablative case form together an adverbial phrase expressing generally the time, cause, or an attendant circumstance of an action

First Known Use of ABLATIVE ABSOLUTE

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