Pro`fec*ti"tious\, a. [L. profectitius, fr. proficisci to set out, proceed.] Proceeding from, as from a parent; derived, as from an ancestor. [R.]

The threefold distinction of profectitious, adventitious, and professional was ascertained. --Gibbon.
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