oc·​cu·​pa·​tive | \ ˈäkyəˌpātiv \

Definition of occupative

1 : held by occupation an occupative field
2 : of or relating to an occupation Smith is an occupative name

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History and Etymology for occupative

Latin occupatus (past participle of Latin occupare to take possession of, occupy, employ) + English -ive

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“Occupative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/occupative. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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