Definitions for ablative case
ablative, ablative case(noun)
the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb
: case used in some languages to indicate movement away from something, removal, separation, source. It corresponds roughly to the English prepositions "from", "away from", and "concerning".
Origin: From ablatif, from ablativus, from ablatus, past participle of auferre. See ablation.
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"ablative case." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2013. Web. 22 May 2013. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/ablative case>.