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Definitions of dative

  1. the category of nouns serving as the indirect object of a verb Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The dative case. See Dative, a., 1. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The dative case. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. The dative case, the oblique case of nouns, etc., which follows verbs or other parts of speech that express giving or some act directed to the object generally indicated in English by to or for. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Case of the indirect object in nouns. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The case of nouns when they follow verbs that express giving, taking, or some act directed to an object. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. (linguistics) relating to the dative case; "the dative endings" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. In one's gift; capable of being disposed of at will and pleasure, as an office. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Given by a magistrate, as distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Removable, as distinguished from perpetual; - said of an officer. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Denoting the case of a noun or pronoun which expresses the indirect object: usually indicated in English by to or for with the objective case; for example, in the sentence, she gave him good advice, him is in the dative case. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. That is given or appointed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. In Latin, the case of nouns that usually follows verbs expressing giving, or an act directed to an object; this relation in Eng. is expressed by to or for. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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  1. In Anglo- Saxon the absolute case was the dative – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
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