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Adjective: possessive  pu'ze-siv
  1. (grammar) serving to express or indicate possession
    "possessive pronouns";
    - genitive
     
  2. Desirous of owning
    "small children are so possessive they will not let others play with their toys"
     
  3. Having or showing a desire to control or dominate
    "a possessive parent"
Noun: possessive  pu'ze-siv
  1. The case expressing ownership
    - genitive, genitive case, possessive case

Derived forms: possessives

See also: acquisitive, dominant

Type of: oblique, oblique case

Encyclopedia: Possessive