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adscititious

adjective ad·sci·ti·tious \ˌad-sə-ˈti-shəs\

Definition of ADSCITITIOUS

:  derived or acquired from something extrinsic
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Origin of ADSCITITIOUS

Latin adscitus, from past participle of adsciscere to admit, adopt, from ad- + sciscere to get to know, from scire to know — more at science
First Known Use: 1620

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