Accusative : Definition

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Definitions of Accusative

Pronunciation : Ac*cu"sa*tive
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [F. accusatif, L. accusativus (in sense 2), fr. accusare. See Accuse.]
Definition : 1. Producing accusations; accusatory. "This hath been a very accusative age." Sir E. Dering.

2. (Gram.)

Defn: Applied to the case (as the fourth case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses the immediate object on which the action or influence of a transitive verb terminates, or the immediate object of motion or tendency to, expressed by a preposition. It corresponds to the objective case in English.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ac*cu"sa*tive
Part of Speech : n. (Gram.)
Definition : Defn: The accusative case.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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