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noun, Grammar.
an object in a passive construction identical with the direct or indirect object in the active construction from which it is derived, as the picture in I was shown the picture, which is also the direct object in the active construction (They) showed me the picture.
retained object
(grammar) a direct or indirect object of a passive verb. The phrase the drawings in the sentence Harry was given the drawings is a retained object


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