Relative is defined as something connected, relevant or dependent on something else.(adjective)
The definition of a relative is someone who is connected to another by blood, family or marriage.(noun)
An example of relative is a father-in-law.
See relative in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < MFr or L: MFr relatif < L relativus < L relatus: see relate
See relative in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French relatif
Origin: , from Late Latin relātīvus
Origin: , from Latin relātus
Origin: , past participle of referre, to relate; see relate.
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