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 tel&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
- (grammar) of, or relating to the grammatical case that in some languages indicates motion towards a place
- (grammar) the allative case, or a word in that case.