Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case expressing motion toward a place, as Finnish stadionille “to the stadium.”
- The allative case.
- A word in the allative case.
Origin of allativeNew Latin allātīvus from Latin allātus past participle of afferre to bring toward ad- ad- lātus carried ; see telə- in Indo-European roots.
- (grammar) the allative case, or a word in that case.