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gen·i·tive / ˈjenitiv/ Gram. • adj. relating to or denoting a case of nouns and pronouns (and words in grammatical agreement with them) indicating possession or close association. • n. a word in the genitive case. ∎  (the genitive) the genitive case. DERIVATIVES: gen·i·ti·val / ˌjeniˈtīvəl/ adj. gen·i·ti·val·ly / ˌjeniˈtīvəlē/ adv.

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genitive XIV. — (O)F. génitif, -ive, or L. genitīvus, -īva (gene-), f. genit-, pp. stem of gignere beget, produce; see KIN, -IVE.

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