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delative

[ dih-ley-tiv ]
/ dɪˈleɪ tɪv /
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adjective
noting a case whose distinctive function is to indicate place down from which.
noun
the delative case.
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Origin of delative

<Latin dēlāt(us) (see delate) + -ive
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