noun Date: 1892 one who is adopted

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  • adoptee — adopt·ee /ə ˌdäp tē/ n: a person who is adopted Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • adoptée — ● adopté, adoptée adjectif et nom Qui a fait l objet d une adoption. ● adopté, adoptée (synonymes) adjectif et nom Qui a fait l objet d une adoption. Contraires : adoptant …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • adoptee — noun a) An adopted son or daughter. A foster child. An adult Chinese female adoptee has found her biological parents. b) A person who was adopted as a child …   Wiktionary

  • adoptee — adopt ► VERB 1) legally take (another s child) and bring it up as one s own. 2) choose to take up or follow (an option or course of action). 3) Brit. choose as a candidate for office. 4) assume (an attitude or position). 5) formally approve or… …   English terms dictionary

  • adoptee — /euh dop tee , ad op /, n. a person who is adopted. [1890 95; ADOPT + EE] * * * …   Universalium

  • adoptee — n. one who is adopted, one who has been taken and raised as part of a family (of a child) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • adoptee — adop·tee …   English syllables

  • adoptee — a•dopt•ee [[t]ə dɒpˈti, ˌæd ɒp [/t]] n. cvb a person who is adopted • Etymology: 1890 …   From formal English to slang

  • adoptee — /ədɒpˈti/ (say uhdop tee) noun an adopted child …   Australian English dictionary

  • adoptee — noun someone (such as a child) who has been adopted • Derivationally related forms: ↑adopt • Hypernyms: ↑person, ↑individual, ↑someone, ↑somebody, ↑mortal, ↑soul …   Useful english dictionary

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