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benefactive (not comparable)
- (linguistics) Of or pertaining to the linguistic form or case or the semantic role of the beneficiary of an action. Expressed in English as "on behalf of" or "on one's behalf."
- 1935, Charles Voeglin, Tübatulabal Grammar, University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, volume 34, page 111:
- Normally, the repeated benefactive suffix is not found after the telic form of the verbal stem
benefactive (plural benefactives)
- A term or sentence element that serves a benefactive role or that is inflected for the benefactive case or a similar case (such as the dative case).