Grammatical Gram*mat"ic*al, a. [L. grammaticus, grammaticalis; Gr. ? skilled in grammar, knowing one's letters, from ? a letter: cf. F. grammatical. See {Grammar}.] 1. Of or pertaining to grammar; of the nature of grammar; as, a grammatical rule. [1913 Webster]

2. According to the rules of grammar; grammatically correct; as, the sentence is not grammatical; the construction is not grammatical. --{Gram*mat"ic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Gram*mat"ic*al*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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