abessive

adjective
ab·​es·​sive | \ (ˈ)a¦besiv \

Definition of abessive

of a grammatical case
: denoting absence or lack

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First Known Use of abessive

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abessive

Latin abesse “to be absent” + -ive

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“Abessive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abessive. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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