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Ablative Absolute

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1. ablative absolute

a constituent in Latin grammar; a noun and its modifier can function as a sentence modifier

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Ablative Absolute

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noun
an absolute construction in Latin grammar in which a governor noun and a modifier in the ablative case function as a sentence modifier; for example, hostibus victis, "the enemy having been beaten"

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Ablative Absolute

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Grammar
in Latin, a grammatically independent phrase containing a noun in the ablative case and a participle, pronoun, or second noun also in the ablative case, used to express time, cause, or circumstance

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Ablative Absolute

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n.
In Latin grammar, an adverbial phrase syntactically independent from the rest of the sentence and containing a noun or pronoun plus an adjunct, usually a participle or adjective, with both elements in the ablative case.

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