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Designating a parent, child, or relationship that is such by adoption; adoptive.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas North (1535–?1603), translator. From post-classical Latin adoptativus from classical Latin adoptāt-, past participial stem of adoptāre + -īvus.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.