possessive pronoun
Definition - A pronoun that shows ownership or possession.

Notes:
1. Modern English's seven possessive pronouns are mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, and theirs.
2. Adjectives that shows possession — such as my, our, and their — are called possessive adjectives.

Example -
This Bud is mine.

Oxford English Dictionary -
The term's first citation is from 1530:
"Where as we use our pronownes possessyves."
(Palsgr. Introd. 41)



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