occupative

adjective

oc·​cu·​pa·​tive
ˈäkyəˌpātiv
1
: held by occupation
an occupative field
2
: of or relating to an occupation
Smith is an occupative name

Word History

Etymology

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 28 Jan. 2023.

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