Definition of genitive :
1. Of or pertaining to that case ( as the second case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses source or possession. It corresponds to the possessive case in English.
2. The genitive case.
- It was necessary that the inconvenience of having no distinct or distinguishable sign of the genitive should have been felt by the people who spoke a vulgar Latin dialect. - "Lectures on The Science of Language", Max MÃ¼ller.
- In his grammar it stands thus: When an entire clause of a sentence, beginning with a participle of the present tense, is used as one name, or to express one idea, or circumstance, the noun on which it depends may be put in the genitive case. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
- Its chief use is to show the genitive case of nouns. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.