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noun 
  1. (grammar) The ablative case.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: ablatief
    • Finnish: ablatiivi(fi)
    • French: ablatif
      • German: ablativ(de)m
      adjective 
      1. (obsolete) Taking away or removing
      Quotation
      • Where the heart is forestalled with misopinion, directions are found needful to unteach error, ere we can learn truth - Bp. Hall
        1. (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.
    Etymology: French ablatif, ablative, Latin ablativus from ablatus. See Ablation


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