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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
(Lat. accusatives, sc. cases, a translation of the Gr. ainart at lrTwalS, the case concerned with cause and effect, from atria, a cause), in grammar, a case of the noun, denoting primarily the object of verbal action or the destination of motion.
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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Accusative'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/a/accusative.html. 1910.