from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or having to do with adoption.
- adj. Characteristic of adoption.
- adj. Related by adoption: "increased honesty and sharing between birth families, adoptive families and adoptees” ( Robyn S. Quinter). See Usage Note at adopt.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Related through adoption; more generally, relating to adoption.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to adoption; made or acquired by adoption; fitted to adopt
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fitted for or given to adopting: as, a receptive and adoptive language. Constituted by adoption; adopting or adopted: as, an adoptive father or son. Assumed: as, “adoptive and cheerful boldness,” Milton, Ref. in Eng., i.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. acquired as your own by free choice
- adj. of parents and children; related by adoption
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As Philolaus gave them laws concerning many other things, so did he upon adoption, which they call adoptive laws; and this he in particular did to preserve the number of families.
But, as the mere fact of the unction does not effect a radical unification (for this schools rejects absorption), the unification is made perfect, according to them, by what they call the adoptive birth of Christ -- the ultimate result of the unction of the Father.
Second, if Diamond was correct then forager children raised in adoptive Western homes should become as smart as or, indeed, smarter than their white siblings.
* Absent or divorced parents; inadequate bonding in adoptive families
The concept by which state and local law enforcement agencies still circumvent the Missouri Constitution is known as "adoptive forfeiture."
In short-term adoptive transfer experiments S1P1-deficient mature B cells accumulated in the BM, but a role for S1P1 in egress was not established
Danny picked up the phone and called their adoptive mother, June, on her cell phone, and told her what happened.
"We call adoptive him who is stranger to the adopter."
Kalos said past efforts to use the technique, known as "adoptive T-cell transfer," failed either because the T-cell response was too weak or proved too toxic for normal tissue.
"As we speak, my officials are calling adoptive parents as we identify which children are on the flight," Kenney said Saturday.