vocative


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vocative \Voc"a*tive\, a. [L. vocativus, fr. vocare to call.]
   Of or pertaining to calling; used in calling; specifically
   (Gram.), used in address; appellative; -- said of that case
   or form of the noun, pronoun, or adjective, in which a person
   or thing is addressed; as, Domine, O Lord.
   [1913 Webster]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vocative \Voc"a*tive\, n. [L. vocativus (sc. casus): cf. F.
   vocatif.] (Gram.)
   The vocative case.
   [1913 Webster]
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