comitative

[ kom-i-tey-tiv, -tuh-tiv ]
/ ˈkɒm ɪˌteɪ tɪv, -tə tɪv /
Grammar

adjective

noting a case whose distinctive function is to indicate accompaniment.

noun

the comitative case.

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Origin of comitative

1855–60; <Latin comitāt(us) retinue, escort (comit-, stem of comes companion (see comes) + -ātus-ate3) + -ive
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