translative

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adjective trans·la·tive \ -ˈlā-tiv \

Definition of translative

1 :of, relating to, or involving removal or transference from one person or place to another
2 :of, relating to, or serving in translation from one language or system into another

First Known Use of translative

circa 1682


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translative

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adjective trans·la·tive \ tranz-ˈlā-tiv, trans- \

legal Definition of translative

:constituting a transfer or conveyance
  • an act translative of ownership

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