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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Definitions for adscititious

  1. added or derived from an external source; additional.

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Citations for adscititious
These were significant appendages, to be sure; not altogether adscititious. Ameen Rihani, The Book of Khalid, 2012
His delineations of character and action, if executed with ability, will have a raciness and freshness about them, which will attest their fidelity, the secret charm, which belongs to truth and nature, and with which even the finest genius cannot invest a system, of adscititious and imaginary manners. Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Clarence, 2011
Origin of adscititious
1610-1620
Adscititious comes from the Latin word adscītus which meant "derived, assumed, foreign."