His His (h[i^]z), pron. [AS. his of him, his, gen. masc. & neut. of h[=e], neut. hit. See {He}.] 1. Belonging or pertaining to him; -- used as a pronominal adjective or adjective pronoun; as, tell John his papers are ready; formerly used also for its, but this use is now obsolete. [1913 Webster]

No comfortable star did lend his light. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Who can impress the forest, bid the tree Unfix his earth-bound root? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: Also formerly used in connection with a noun simply as a sign of the possessive. ``The king his son.'' --Shak. ``By young Telemachus his blooming years.'' --Pope. This his is probably a corruption of the old possessive ending -is or -es, which, being written as a separate word, was at length confounded with the pronoun his. [1913 Webster]

2. The possessive of he; as, the book is his. ``The sea is his, and he made it.'' --Ps. xcv. 5. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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