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voc·a·tive / ˈväkətiv/ Gram. • adj. relating to or denoting a case of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives in Latin and other languages, used in addressing or invoking a person or thing. • n. a word in the vocative case. ∎  (the vocative) the vocative case.

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vocative

vocative (vŏk´ətĬv) [Lat.,=calling], in the grammar of certain languages (e.g., Latin), the case referring to a person addressed. In English a special intonation expresses the vocative, as in Look, Jack.

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