Definitions for dativeˈdeɪ tɪv

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  1. dative, dative case(noun)

    the category of nouns serving as the indirect object of a verb

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  1. dative(Noun)

    The dative case.

  2. dative(Adjective)

    Noting the case of a noun which expresses the remoter or indirect object, generally indicated in English by to or for with the objective.

  3. dative(Adjective)

    In oneu2019s gift; capable of being disposed of at will and pleasure, as an office or other privilege.

  4. dative(Adjective)

    Removable, as distinguished from perpetual; u2014 said of an officer.

  5. dative(Adjective)

    Given by a judge, as distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law itself

  6. dative(Adjective)

    formed by two electrons contributed by one atom

  7. Origin: From dativus (appropriate to giving), itself from datus (the past participle of do) + -ivus '-ive'.

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  1. Dative(adj)

    noting the case of a noun which expresses the remoter object, and is generally indicated in English by to or for with the objective

  2. Dative(adj)

    in one's gift; capable of being disposed of at will and pleasure, as an office

  3. Dative(adj)

    removable, as distinguished from perpetual; -- said of an officer

  4. Dative(adj)

    given by a magistrate, as distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law

  5. Dative(noun)

    the dative case. See Dative, a., 1

  6. Origin: [L. dativus.]


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