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double possessive

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

  • n. See double genitive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Two or more consecutive nouns in the possessive case, as with "St. Paul's Cathedral's vergers"; discouraged on grounds of style.
  • n. Combination of the periphrastic possessive, "of x" with the possessive inflection of a noun. For example, "A friend of John's".

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