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1. Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case that is the direct object of a verb or the object of certain prepositions.
2. Accusatory.
1. The accusative case.
2. A word or form in the accusative case.

[Middle English acusatif, from Old French, from Latin (cāsus) accūsātīvus, (case) of accusation (mistranslation of Greek aitiātikē (ptōsis), causal (case), (case) indicating the thing caused by the verb, from aitiā, cause, also accusation, charge), from accūsātus, past participle of accūsāre, to accuse; see accuse.]

ac·cu′sa·tive·ly adv.
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For instance, Adang has three prefixes series, like Klon, but aligns them accusatively (Haan 2001).
Indeed, K & W (1999: 470, presumably building on similar considerations in DeLancey 1981, 1985 and Dixon 1979: 93-95, 1994: 98-99) argue that linking in such languages follows a different rationale, which is not based on the degree of control of the actor over the event (which on their account triggers ergative marking under imperfective aspect in Yukatek), but on the relative prominence of actor and undergoer, the less prominent argument receiving marked case (so U is marked accusatively in the imperfective, while A is marked ergatively in the perfective).
The title above, called "Unter ein Bild," is actively (accusatively) going under; we might even imagine it rolling or curling under.