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Definitions of dative

  1. (linguistics) relating to the dative case; "the dative endings" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the category of nouns serving as the indirect object of a verb Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Noting the case of a noun which expresses the remoter object, and is generally indicated in English by to or for with the objective. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. In one's gift; capable of being disposed of at will and pleasure, as an office. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Given by a magistrate, as distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The dative case. See Dative, a., 1. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Removable, as distinguished from perpetual; - said of an officer. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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.
  9. The dative case. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. That is given or appointed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. 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.
  12. Case of the indirect object in nouns. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Denoting in various languages the case of the indirect object, represented in English by to or for. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Removable, as distinguished from perpetual; -- said of an officer. mso.anu.edu.au
  17. That which may be given or disposed of at will and pleasure. It sometimes means that which is not cast upon the party by the law, or by a testator, but which is given by the magistrate; in this sense it is that tutorship is dative, when the tutor is appointed by the malistrate. Lec. Elem. §239; Civ. Code of L. art. 288, 1671. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  18. d[=a]t'iv, adj. that is given or appointed.--n. the dative case, the oblique case of nouns, &c.--generally indicated in English by to or for. [L. dativus.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. D. case or d., the case in nouns, pronouns, & adjj., proper to the remoter object or recipient. So datival a., datively adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. n. [Latin] That which may be given or disposed of at pleasure;—the case of a noun which expresses the object to which any thing is given, directed, or referred. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. in grammar, the case that signifies the person to whom any thing is given. Complete Dictionary

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