Pos*sess"ive (?), a. [L. possessivus: cf. F. possessif.]

Of or pertaining to possession; having or indicating possession.

Possessive case Eng. Gram., the genitive case; the case of nouns and pronouns which expresses ownership, origin, or some possessive relation of one thing to another; as, Homer's admirers; the pear's flavor; the dog's faithfulness. -- Possessive pronoun, a pronoun denoting ownership; as, his name; her home; my book.


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Pos*sess"ive (?), n.

1. Gram.

The possessive case.

2. Gram.

A possessive pronoun, or a word in the possessive case.


© Webster 1913.

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