nom'inative ab'solute

a construction consisting in English of a noun, noun phrase, or pronoun in the nominative case followed by a predicate lacking a finite verb, used as a loose modifier of the whole sentence, as the play done in The play done, the audience left the theater.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

nominativenominative of address

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