nonrelative

noun
non·​rel·​a·​tive | \ ˌnän-ˈre-lə-tiv How to pronounce nonrelative (audio) \
plural nonrelatives

Definition of nonrelative

: 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, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about nonrelative

Statistics for nonrelative

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for nonrelative

The first known use of nonrelative was in 1848

See more words from the same year

Comments on nonrelative

What made you want to look up nonrelative? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to move or proceed with twists and turns

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!