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  • noun grammar A case used in some languages to indicate movement away from something, removal, separation, source. It corresponds roughly to the English prepositions "off", "from", "away from", and "concerning".

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  • noun the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb


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From French ablatif, from Latin ablativus, from ablatus ("carried away"), past participle of auferre ("to carry away", "to remove"). See ablation.


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