his
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, genitive of he Date: before 12th century of or relating to him or himself especially as possessor, agent, or object of an action <
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— compare he I II. pronoun, singular or plural in construction Date: before 12th century that which belongs to him — used without a following noun as a pronoun equivalent in meaning to the adjective his

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