possessive

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin possessivus (of or pertaining to possession), from possessiō (possessing), from possidēre (to possess).

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Adjective[edit]

possessive (comparative more possessive, superlative most possessive)

  1. Of or pertaining to ownership or possession.
  2. (grammar) Indicating ownership, possession, origin, etc.
  3. Unwilling to yield possession of.
    He is very possessive of his car.

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Noun[edit]

possessive (countable and uncountable, plural possessives)

  1. (grammar) The possessive case.
  2. (grammar) A word used to indicate the possessive case.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

possessive f

  1. feminine form of possessif

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

possessive f

  1. Feminine plural form of possessivo

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

possessive

  1. vocative masculine singular of possessivus