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

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“Nonrelative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonrelative. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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