ethical genitive

noun

: the use of the possessive your to impute only a vague concern (as in she is not at all one of your bluestockings)

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“Ethical genitive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethical%20genitive. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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