Definitions for ablative absolute
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(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.”
Origin of ablative absolute:
a constituent in Latin grammar; a noun and its modifier can function as a sentence modifier
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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