1. [syn: genitive, genitive case, possessive, possessive case]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Possessive \Pos*sess"ive\, a. [L. possessivus: cf. F.
Of or pertaining to possession; having or indicating
Possessive case (Eng. Gram.), the genitive case; the case
of nouns and pronouns which expresses ownership, origin,
or some possessive relation of one thing to another; as,
Homer's admirers; the pear's flavor; the dog's
Possessive pronoun, a pronoun denoting ownership; as, his
name; her home; my book.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the case expressing ownership [syn: genitive, genitive
case, possessive, possessive case]