Gen"i*tive (?), a. [L. genitivus, fr. gignere, genitum, to beget: cf. F. g'enitif. See Gender.] Gram.

Of or pertaining to that case (as the second case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses source or possession. It corresponds to the possessive case in English.


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Gen"i*tive, n. Gram.

The genitive case.

Genitive absolute, a construction in Greek similar to the ablative absolute in Latin. See Ablative absolute.


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