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dative (not comparable)
- (grammar) Noting the case of a noun which expresses the remoter or indirect object, generally indicated in English by to or for with the objective.
- (obsolete, law) In one’s gift; capable of being disposed of at will and pleasure, as an office or other privilege.
- (obsolete, law) Removable, as distinguished from perpetual; — said of an officer.
- (obsolete, law) Given by a judge, as distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law itself
- (sciences) Formed by two electrons contributed by one atom; see dative bond.
grammar: noting the case of noun which expresses indirect object
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dative (plural datives)
dative n pl
- plural of