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Designating a case of nouns or pronouns used in some languages to express motion to or towards someone or something; (of a linguistic form) forming, relating to, or in this case.
The allative case; a linguistic form denoting or in this case.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Quarterly Journal Education. From post-classical Latin allativus, designating the case expressing motion to or toward (1826 or earlier; earlier in sense ‘for bringing’) from classical Latin allāt-, past participial stem of afferre to bring to + -īvus.
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