See also: Dative
From Latin datīvus (“appropriate for giving”), itself from datus (the past participle of dō (“I give”)) + -īvus (“-ive”).
dative (not comparable)
- (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.
- (obsolete, law) In one’s gift; capable of being disposed of at will and pleasure, as an office or other privilege.
- (obsolete, law) Removable, as distinguished from perpetual; — said of an officer.
- (obsolete, law) Given by a judge, as distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law itself.
- (sciences) Formed by two electrons contributed by one atom; see dative bond.
- (mathematics, obsolete) Given in advance; not needed to be calculated.
- Antonym: quesitive
grammar: noting the case of noun which expresses indirect object
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dative (plural datives)
- (grammar) The dative case.
- (grammar) A word inflected in the dative case.
dative case — see dative case
word in the dative
dative n pl