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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dative  \Da"tive\,  a.  [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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dative  \Da"tive\,  n.  [L.  dativus.] 
  The  dative  case.  See  {Dative},  a.,  1. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dative 
  adj  :  (linguistics)  relating  to  the  dative  case;  "the  dative 
  endings" 
  n  :  the  category  of  nouns  serving  as  the  indirect  object  of  a 
  verb  [syn:  {dative  case}] 




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