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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French possessif, from Latin possessivus ‎(of or pertaining to possession), from possessiō ‎(possessing), from possidēre ‎(to possess).

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possessive ‎(comparative more possessive, superlative most possessive)

  1. Of or pertaining to ownership or possession.
  2. (grammar) Indicating ownership, possession, origin, etc.
  3. Unwilling to yield possession of.
    He is very possessive of his car.

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NounEdit

possessive ‎(countable and uncountable, plural possessives)

  1. (grammar) The possessive case.
  2. (grammar) A word used to indicate the possessive case.

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AdjectiveEdit

possessive

  1. feminine singular of possessif

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AdjectiveEdit

possessive

  1. feminine plural of possessivo

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possessive

  1. vocative masculine singular of possessivus
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