regarding adoption made or acquired by use fitted to follow as an adoptive father an child an adoptive language
- of moms and dads and children; related by use
- obtained as the own by free choice
- regarding adoption; made or obtained by adoption; fitted to adopt; since, an adoptive parent, a kid; an adoptive language.
very early 15c., from center French adoptif, from Latin adoptivus "pertaining to adoption," from stem of adoptere (see adopt).
(a.) related to use; made or acquired by use; suited to follow; because, an adoptive father, an child; an adoptive language.
He ordered the establishment of a temple and cult in honour of his adoptive father, but he did not come to Rome.