accusatival

accusatival

[uh-kyoo-zuh-tahy-vuhl]
adjective
pertaining to the accusative case.

Origin:
1870–75; accusative + -al1

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accusative (əˈkjuːzətɪv)
 
adj
1.  grammar See also objective denoting a case of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives in inflected languages that is used to identify the direct object of a finite verb, of certain prepositions, and for certain other purposes
2.  another word for accusatorial
 
n
3.  grammar
 a.  the accusative case
 b.  a word or speech element in the accusative case
 
[C15: from Latin; in grammar, from the phrase cāsus accūsātīvus accusative case, a mistaken translation of Greek ptōsis aitiatikē the case indicating causation. See accuse]
 
accusatival
 
adj
 
ac'cusatively
 
adv

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