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[n] the category of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb
[adj] containing or expressing accusation; "an accusitive forefinger"; "black accusatory looks"; "accusive shoes and telltale trousers"- O.Henry; "his accusing glare"
[adj] (grammar) serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes; "objective case"; "accusative endings"


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oblique, oblique case

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\Ac*cu"sa*tive\, a. [F. accusatif, L. accusativus (in sense 2), fr. accusare. See {Accuse}.]
1. Producing accusations; accusatory. ``This hath been a very accusative age.'' --Sir E. Dering.
2. (Gram.) Applied to the case (as the fourth case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses the immediate object on which the action or influence of a transitive verb terminates, or the immediate object of motion or tendency to, expressed by a preposition. It corresponds to the objective case in English.
\Ac*cu"sa*tive\, n. (Gram.) The accusative case.

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