Profectitious Pro`fec*ti"tious, a. [L. profectitius, fr. proficisci to set out, proceed.] Proceeding from, as from a parent; derived, as from an ancestor. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The threefold distinction of profectitious, adventitious, and professional was ascertained. --Gibbon. [1913 Webster]

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  • profectitious — pro·fec·ti·tious …   English syllables

  • profectitious — |prōˌfek|tishəs adjective Etymology: Late Latin profecticius, profectitius, from profectus (past participle of proficisci to set out, come forth, proceed (from), from pro forward + ficisci (from passive of facere to do, make) + icius, itius… …   Useful english dictionary

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