nonrelative

noun non·rel·a·tive \ ˌnän-ˈre-lə-tiv \

Definition of nonrelative

plural nonrelatives
: someone who is not a relative
  • placed for adoption with nonrelatives
  • More than 30% of the shares in the three main family holding companies are held by nonrelatives.
  • —Andrew Tanzer

First Known Use of nonrelative

1848

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