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adoptive

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CIDE DICTIONARY

adoptivea. [L. adoptivus: cf. F. adoptif.].
     Pertaining to adoption; made or acquired by adoption; fitted to adopt; as, an adoptive father, an child; an adoptive language.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

adoptive, adj. due to adoption (adoptive son; adoptive father).

Derivative
adoptively adv.
Etymology
ME f. OF adoptif -ive f. L adoptivus (as ADOPT)

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