- (grammar) The ablative case.
- Dutch: ablatief
Etymology: French ablatif, ablative, Latin ablativus from ablatus. See Ablation
- Finnish: ablatiivi(fi)
- French: ablatif
- (obsolete) Taking away or removing
- Where the heart is forestalled with misopinion, directions are found needful to unteach error, ere we can learn truth - Bp. Hall
- (grammar) Applied to one of the cases of the noun in Latin and some other languages, such as German, -- the fundamental meaning of the case being removal, separation, or taking away.
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