The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Relative \Rel"a*tive\ (r?l"?-t?v), a. [F. relatif, L. relativus.
1. Having relation or reference; referring; respecting;
standing in connection; pertaining; as, arguments not
relative to the subject.
I'll have grounds
More relative than this. --Shak.
2. Arising from relation; resulting from connection with, or
reference to, something else; not absolute.
Every thing sustains both an absolute and a relative
capacity: an absolute, as it is such a thing, endued
with such a nature; and a relative, as it is a part
of the universe, and so stands in such a relations
to the whole. --South.
3. (Gram.) Indicating or expressing relation; refering to an
antecedent; as, a relative pronoun.
4. (Mus.) Characterizing or pertaining to chords and keys,
which, by reason of the identify of some of their tones,
admit of a natural transition from one to the other.
--Moore (Encyc. of Music).
Relative clause (Gram.), a clause introduced by a relative
Relative term, a term which implies relation to, as
guardian to ward, matter to servant, husband to wife. Cf.