adjective Etymology: Latin adscitus, from past participle of adsciscere to admit, adopt, from ad- + sciscere to get to know, from scire to know — more at science Date: 1620 derived or acquired from something extrinsic

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  • Adscititious — Ad sci*ti tious, a. [L. adscitus, p. p. of adsciscere, asciscere, to take knowingly; ad + sciscere to seek to know, approve, scire to know.] Supplemental; additional; adventitious; ascititious. Adscititious evidence. Bowring. {Ad sci*ti tious*ly} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adscititious — index circumstantial, nonessential, pendent, superfluous, supplementary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • adscititious — [ad΄si tish′əs] adj. [< L adscitus, pp. of adsciscere, to receive with knowledge, approve < ad , to + sciscere, to seek to know < scire, to know: see SCIENCE] added from an external source; supplemental …   English World dictionary

  • adscititious — adjective 1. added or derived from something outside; not inherent an adscititious habit rather than an inherent taste • Similar to: ↑extrinsic 2. supplemental; not part of the real or essential nature of a thing adscititious vowels • Similar to …   Useful english dictionary

  • adscititious — adjective /adsəˈtɪʃəs/ derived or acquired from something extrinsic; not part of the real, inherent, or essential nature of a thing When the poor man’s integuments, no longer nourished from within, become dead skin, mere adscititious leather and… …   Wiktionary

  • adscititious — adscititiously, adv. /ad si tish euhs/, adj. added or derived from an external source; additional. [1610 20; < L a(d)scit(us) derived, assumed, foreign (ptp. of a(d)scisci), equiv. to ad AD + sci (s. of scire to know) + tus ptp. suffix + ITIOUS]… …   Universalium

  • adscititious — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Not part of the real or essential nature of a thing: adventitious, incidental, supervenient. See SURFACE …   English dictionary for students

  • adscititious — adj. not inherent; derived from something extrinsic; superfluous; supplemental …   English contemporary dictionary

  • adscititious — [ˌadsɪ tɪʃəs] adjective rare additional. Origin C17: from L. adscit , adsciscere admit, adopt , + itious2, on the pattern of adventitious …   English new terms dictionary

  • adscititious — a. Supplemental, supplementary, superadded, adventitious, superfluous, redundant, alien, artificial, spurious, smuggled. See additional, accessary …   New dictionary of synonyms

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