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abessive

[a-bes-iv] /æˈbɛs ɪv/ Grammar
adjective
1.
noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate absence or lack.
noun
2.
the abessive case.
Origin of abessive
1890-1894
1890-94; < Latin abess(e) to be distant + -ive
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