relative pronoun

noun
one of the pronouns who, whom, which, what, their compounds with -ever or -soever, or that used as the subordinating word to introduce a subordinate clause, especially such a pronoun referring to an antecedent.


Origin:
1520–30


See who.
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relative pronoun

noun
a pronoun (as 'that' or 'which' or 'who') that introduces a relative clause referring to some antecedent 
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It usually begins with a relative pronoun, but sometimes with a relative adverb.
In the above examples, the antecedent precedes the relative pronoun directly.
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