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Definition of: dative

(dātiv) noun Gram.
1. In inflected Indo-European languages, that case of a noun, pronoun, or adjective denoting the remoter, or indirect object: expressed in English by to or for with the objective or by word order, as in I told the story to him, I told him the story.
2. A word in this case.
adjective

1. Gram. Pertaining to or designating the dative case or a word in this case.
2. Law That may be disposed of at will; also, that may be removed; removable as opposed to perpetual: a dative officer. [<L dativus, trans. of Gk. (ptōsis) do-tikē (the case of) giving <didonai give]
—da′tive·ly
adverb

Most often used phrases:

dative case
dative singular
genitive dative
accusative dative
dative accusative
dative construction
dative forms
dative bond
dative ablative
dative object
dative genitive
dative cases
dative locative
dative lative
dative instrumental

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"dative" has the frequency of use of 0.0001% on en.wikipedia.org.

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