Adoptive definition

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Having to do with adoption.
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Having become so by the act of adoption.

Adoptive parents.

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Being a place that one has moved to or resettled in.

Our adoptive city.

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Characteristic of or having to do with adoption.
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Related by adoption.
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Related by virtue of an adoption. For example, an adult who adopts a child is that child’s adoptive parent. (Although the adult is referred to as the adoptive parent, the minor is known as the adopted child.)
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Pertaining to an adoption of any kind. For example, by adoptive works or conduct, one may accept legal responsibility for the act of another.
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Related through adoption; more generally, relating to adoption.

My adoptive parents recently got to know my biological parents.

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