Definition of ADOPTION


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit) ;

  • 3. (

    ) the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source; "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent" ;

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