Definition of non-relative in English:


Line breaks: non-rela¦tive
Pronunciation: /nɒnˈrɛlətɪv


  • Not considered in relation to something else: non-relative judgements of beauty
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    • A commitment to autonomy, in opposition to this, holds that autonomy is good in a non-relative sense.
    • Opinions have differed, however, about non-relative affirmative terms like good and wise.
    • We confront instead the difficult, non-relative, question as to how best we are to live in harmony with people whose value-judgements differ very greatly from our own.


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  • A person who is not connected by blood or marriage: I’ve never been to a wedding of a non-relative
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    • The advantage of choosing a nonrelative is that you get an extra person involved deeply in your child's welfare, someone who wouldn't otherwise be a consistent part of their life.
    • Three caregiver categories were defined: the biological mother, a kinship caregiver, and a formal, nonrelative foster caregiver.
    • He wants to take it a step further, by banning all gifts from any nonrelative who has business directly or indirectly before a government agency.

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