Definition of genitive
- 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.
- genitive Noun The genitive case; the inflection pattern (of any given language) that expresses origin or ownership and possession.
- genitive Noun A word inflected in the genitive case; a word indicating origin, ownership or possession.