1. Adjective.  (obsolete) Incapable of independent function.
  2. Adjective.  (grammar) Adjectival; pertaining to or functioning as an adjective.
  3. Adjective.  (legal) Applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure.
  4. Adjective.  (chemistry) Of a dye that needs the use of a mordant to be made fast to that which is being dyed.
  5. Noun.  (grammar) A word that modifies a noun or describes a noun’s referent.

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