What does the word adoptive mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining or tending to adoption.

Usage examples for adoptive

  1. Parricide, in that he hath compassed the death of his adoptive father; sacrilege, in that he burnt the priory of St. Wilfred with all the monks therein, and later the Priory of St. Denys, from which the inmates had happily escaped, and in support of this accusation I am ready to wager my body in the lists, if the King so allow. – The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune by A. D. Crake