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Webster 1913 Edition


Dative

Da′tive

,
Adj.
[L.
dativus
appropriate to giving, fr.
dare
to give. See 2d
Date
.]
1.
(Gram.)
Noting the case of a noun which expresses the remoter object, and is generally indicated in English by to or for with the objective.
2.
(Law)
(a)
In one’s gift; capable of being disposed of at will and pleasure, as an office.
(b)
Removable, as distinguished from perpetual; – said of an officer.
(c)
Given by a magistrate, as distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law.
Burril. Bouvier.
Dative executor
,
one appointed by the judge of probate, his office answering to that of an administrator.

Da′tive

,
Noun.
[L.
dativus
.]
The dative case. See
Dative
,
Adj.
, 1.

Webster 1828 Edition


Dative

DA'TIVE

,
Adj.
In grammar, the epithet of the case of nouns, which usually follows verbs that express giving, or some act directed to am object. Thus, datur tibi, it is given to you; missum est illi, it was sent to him; fecit mihi, he made or did to or for me; loquebatur illis, he spoke to them. It also follows other words expressing something to be given to a person or for his benefit; as, utilis vobis, useful to you. In English, this relation is expressed by to or for.

Definition 2021


Dative

Dative

See also: dative

German

Noun

Dative

  1. plural of Dativ

dative

dative

See also: Dative

English

Adjective

dative (not comparable)

  1. (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.
  2. (obsolete, law) In one’s gift; capable of being disposed of at will and pleasure, as an office or other privilege.
  3. (obsolete, law) Removable, as distinguished from perpetual; — said of an officer.
  4. (obsolete, law) Given by a judge, as distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law itself
  5. (sciences) Formed by two electrons contributed by one atom; see dative bond.

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Translations

Noun

dative (plural datives)

  1. (grammar) The dative case.

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French

Pronunciation

Adjective

dative

  1. feminine singular of datif

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Italian

Adjective

dative

  1. feminine plural of dativo

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Latin

Adjective

datīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of datīvus

Romanian

Noun

dative n pl

  1. plural of dativ