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ablative

(ăb`lətĭv') [Lat.,=carrying off], in Latin grammar, the casecase,
in language, one of the several possible forms of a given noun, pronoun, or adjective that indicates its grammatical function (see inflection); in inflected languages it is usually indicated by a series of suffixes attached to a stem, as in Latin amicus,
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 used in a number of circumstances, particularly with certain prepositions and in locating place or time. The term is also used in the grammar of some languages (e.g., Sanskrit, Finnish) for a case of separation, e.g., "from the house."
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As just said, a spatial case, such as the ablative case, normally marks its bearer as a stable reference object.
ABE--abessive; ABL--ablative; ADE--adessive; ALL--allative; APPR--approximative; COM--comitative; EGR--egressive; ELA--elative; ESS--essive; GEN--genitive; ILL--illative; IMPF--imperfect; INE--inessive; INST--instrumental; LAT--lative; LOC--locative; LOC+--a lative case; LOC=--a locative case; LOC--an ablative case; LOCE--an exterior local case; LOCI--an interior local case; NOM--nominative; PART--partitive; PL--plural; PROL--prolative; PROP--propinquative; SG--singular; TERM--terminative; TRANSL--translative.
For example - chAtrAH vidyAlaye paThanti, Here e suffix of vidyAlaye maps it to locative case, which is desired, but aye suffix will map it to ablative case. As algorithm retains longest matched suffix in NDB, aye is considered.
Each of these rule blocks (the Core Case rule block, the Modal Case rule block and so on) would contain a rule of referral to the general Case rule block, which would capture the fact that the FORM of the Ablative case, or the Oblique case, is the same across all the different FUNCTIONS of this case.