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objective genitive

(grammar) a use of the genitive case to express an objective relationship, as in Latin timor mortis (fear of death)
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  • Amor matris, subjective and objective genitive, may be the only true thing in life.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • There is, properly, no "objective possessive" in English corresponding to the "objective genitive" in other languages.

    Practical Exercises in English Huber Gray Buehler
  • The construction of the sentence is rather complex: Ovid's normal practice would be to employ an objective genitive with causa.

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