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definition of the word adjective

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From Old French adjectif, from Latin adiectīvum, from ad (next to) + -iect-, perfect passive participle of iaciō (throw) + -īvus, adjective ending; hence, a word "thrown next to" a noun, modifying it.

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  1. Additional or adjunct.
    • 1899, John Jay Chapman, Emerson and Other Essays, AMS Press (1969) (as reproduced in Project Gutenberg)
      In fact, God is of not so much importance in Himself, but as the end towards which man tends. That irreverent person who said that Browning uses "God" as a pigment made an accurate criticism of his theology. In Browning, God is adjective to man.
  2. (law) Applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure.
    adjective law

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