1. Taking away or removing. Where the heart is forestalled with misopinion, ablative directions are found needful to unteach error, ere we can learn truth. (bp. Hall)

2. Applied to one of the cases of the noun in latin and some other languages, the fundamental meaning of the case being removal, separation, or taking away.

See: ablation.

Origin: f. Ablatif, ablative, L. Ablativus fr. Ablatus.

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