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abessive

[a-bes-iv] Grammar.
adjective
1.
noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate absence or lack.
noun
2.
the abessive case.

Origin:
1890–94; < Latin abess(e) to be distant + -ive

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