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- noun grammar :
caseused to indicate the patient or experiencer of a verb’s action. The absolutive case is used to mark the subjectof an intransitive verb, as well as the objectof a transitive verb(inasmuch as they are codified in the English nominative-accusative system). Some languages that employ the absolutive case include Abkhaz, Basque, Chechen, Dyirbal, Hindi, Inuktitut, Navajo, Hiligaynon, and Yup'ik.
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