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noun 
  1. The dative case.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: datief , derde naamval , meewerkend voorwerp
  • French: datif , complément d'objet indirect , C.O.I.
  • German: Dativ , Wemfall , dritter Fall
  • Spanish: caso dativo
adjective 
  1. (Grammar) Noting the case of a noun which expresses the remoter or indirect object, generally indicated in English by to or for with the objective.
  2. (legal) In one's gift; capable of being disposed of at will and pleasure, as an office.
  3. (legal) Removable, as distinguished from perpetual; — said of an officer.
  4. (legal) Given by a magistrate, as distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law — Burril. Bouvier
Translations: 
  • Dutch: datief
  • French: datif
  • German: Dativ-, dativisch
  • Spanish: dativo
Etymology: Latin dativus (appropriate to giving), from dareLatin, dare (to give). See 2nd date.


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