adoptive


adoptive

adjective

  1. of or involving adoption.
  2. acquired or related by adoption: an adoptive father or son.
  3. tending to adopt.

adjective

  1. acquired or related by adoptionan adoptive father
  2. of or relating to adoptionCompare adopted
adj.

early 15c., from Middle French adoptif, from Latin adoptivus “pertaining to adoption,” from stem of adoptere (see adopt).

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