Ac*cu"sa*tive (#), a. [F. accusatif, L. accusativus (in sense 2), fr. accusare. See Accuse.]


Producing accusations; accusatory.

"This hath been a very accusative age."

Sir E. Dering.

2. Gram.

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.


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Ac*cu"sa*tive, n. Gram.

The accusative case.


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