from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case indicating accompaniment in some languages, as in Finnish professorine "(along) with the professor.”
  • n. The comitative case.
  • n. A word or form in the comitative case.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or relating to the grammatical case that is used in some languages to indicate accompaniment.
  • n. The comitative case, or a word in this case.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That serves to express accompaniment, association, or connection; associative.
  • In grammar, noting the case expressing companionship (with). Also as a noun.


Latin comitārī, comitāt-, to accompany (from comes, comit-, companion; see count2) + -ive.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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