Possessive pronoun
Possessive Pos*sess"ive, a. [L. possessivus: cf. F. possessif.] Of or pertaining to possession; having or indicating possession. [1913 Webster]

{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 faithfulness.

{Possessive pronoun}, a pronoun denoting ownership; as, his name; her home; my book. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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