In the grammar of some languages, the accusative, or the accusative case, is the case used for a noun when it is the direct object of a verb, or the object
of some prepositions. In English, only the pronouns 'me', 'him', 'her', 'us', and 'them' are in the accusative. Comparenominative.
ME acusatif < L accusativus < accusare, accuse: L mistransl. (by Priscian) of Gr grammatical term correctly rendered causativus, causative: the goal or end point of an action was orig. considered to be its cause