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dative

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English

Etymology

Latin dativus (appropriate to giving), from dare (to give). See 2nd date.

Adjective

dative

  1. (grammar) Noting the case of a noun which expresses the remoter or indirect object, generally indicated in English by to or for with the objective.
  2. (law) In one’s gift; capable of being disposed of at will and pleasure, as an office.
  3. (law) Removable, as distinguished from perpetual; — said of an officer.
  4. (law) Given by a magistrate, as distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law — Burril. Bouvier

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Noun

dative

  1. The dative case.

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Italian

Adjective

dative

  1. Feminine plural of dativo

Romanian

Noun

dative n. pl.

  1. Plural form of dativ.

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