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ab′lative ab′solute(n.)

  1. (in Latin) a grammatical construction independent of the rest of the sentence, consisting of a noun and a participle, noun and adjective, or two nouns, both in the ablative case, as Latin viā factā“the road having been made.”

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  1. ablative absolute(noun)

    a constituent in Latin grammar; a noun and its modifier can function as a sentence modifier


  1. ablative absolute(Noun)

    A construction in Latin in which an independent phrase with a noun in the ablative case has a participle, expressed or implied, which agrees with it in gender, number and case both words forming a clause grammatically unconnected with the rest of the sentence.


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