double genitive
noun Date: 1824 a syntactic construction in English in which possession is marked both by the preposition of and a noun or pronoun in the possessive case (as in “A friend of Bob's is a friend of mine”) — called also double possessive

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  • double genitive. — See double possessive. * * * …   Universalium

  • double genitive — dou′ble gen′itive n. gram. double possessive …   From formal English to slang

  • double genitive — noun : double possessive …   Useful english dictionary

  • double genitive. — See double possessive …   Useful english dictionary

  • Genitive case — In grammar, the genitive case or possessive case (also called the second case ) is the case that marks a noun as modifying another noun. It often marks a noun as being the possessor of another noun but it can also indicate various relationships… …   Wikipedia

  • double possessive — noun : a syntactic construction in English consisting of the preposition of followed by a noun in the possessive case (as of Bill s in a friend of Bill s) or by a possessive pronoun (as of mine in this brain of mine) and having the same meaning… …   Useful english dictionary

  • double possessive — noun see double genitive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • double possessive — Gram. a possessive construction consisting of a prepositional phrase with of containing a substantive in the possessive case, as of father s in He is a friend of father s. Also called double genitive. * * * …   Universalium

  • double possessive — dou′ble posses′sive n. gram. a possessive construction consisting of a prepositional phrase with of containing a substantive in the possessive case, as of father s in She is a friend of father s Also called double genitive …   From formal English to slang

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