relative

[ rel-uh-tiv ]
/ ˈrɛl ə tɪv /

noun

adjective

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Origin of relative

1350–1400; Middle English relatif (noun) (< Middle French) < Late Latin relātīvus (adj.); see relate, -ive

usage note for relative

11. See who.

OTHER WORDS FROM relative

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British Dictionary definitions for nonrelative

relative
/ (ˈrɛlətɪv) /

adjective

noun

a person who is related by blood or marriage; relation
a relative pronoun, clause, or grammatical construction

Derived forms of relative

relativeness, noun

Word Origin for relative

C16: from Late Latin relātīvus referring
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