Definition of genitive

Definition of genitive
  1. genitive Adjective Of or pertaining to that case (as the second case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses origin or possession. It corresponds to the possessive case in English.
  2. genitive Noun The genitive case; the inflection pattern (of any given language) that expresses origin or ownership and possession.
  3. genitive Noun A word inflected in the genitive case; a word indicating origin, ownership or possession.
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