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dative

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adjective da·tive \ˈdā-tiv\

Definition of dative

  1. :  of, relating to, or being the grammatical case that marks typically the indirect object of a verb, the object of some prepositions, or a possessor

Origin and Etymology of dative

Middle English datif, from Latin dativus, from datus


First Known Use: 15th century


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dative

noun da·tive

Definition of dative

  1. :  a dative case or form

Examples of dative in a sentence

  1. a noun in the dative

15th Century

First Known Use of dative

15th century


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dative

noun da·tive

Definition of dative for English Language Learners

  • grammar : the form of a noun or pronoun when it is the indirect object of a verb


Law Dictionary

dative

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adjective da·tive \ˈdā-tiv\

Legal Definition of dative

  1. 1 :  appointed by a judge

  2. 2 :  established by judicial appointment <dative tutorship>

Origin and Etymology of dative

Medieval Latin dativus subject to appointment, from Latin, assigned (of a guardian), from datus, past participle of dare to give


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