Adoptive

Antonyms of ADOPTIVE

Examples of usage:

  1. After twelve years of banishment from the land of their first allegiance, during which they had been under an adoptive and temporary subjection to another sovereign, they must naturally have been led to reflect upon the relative rights and duties of allegiance and subjection. "Orations" by John Quincy Adams
  2. 5. An adopted son passes completely out of the family of his natural, into that of his adoptive, father, all his rights and duties as a son being at the same time transferred. "Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
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