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pronominal

[proh-nom-uh-nl]
adjective
  1. Grammar. pertaining to, resembling, derived from, or containing a pronoun: “My” in “my book” is a pronominal adjective. “There” is a pronominal adverb.
  2. Heraldry. noting the coat of arms on a quartered escutcheon: customarily occupying the first quarter and being the original coat of arms of the paternal line.
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noun
  1. Grammar. a pronominal word.
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Origin of pronominal

From the Late Latin word prōnōminālis, dating back to 1635–45. See pronoun, -al1
Related formspro·nom·i·nal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for pronominals

pronominal

adjective
  1. relating to or playing the part of a pronoun
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Derived Formspronominally, adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Late Latin prōnōminālis, from prōnōmen a pronoun
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