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Adoption

A`dop´tion
n.1.The act of adopting, or state of being adopted; voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be the same as one's own child.
2.Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another.
3.The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions.
Noun1.adoption - the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
2.adoption - 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.adoption - the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source; "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"
Synonyms: borrowing

ADOPTION, civil law. The act by which a person chooses another from a strange family, to have all the rights of his own child. Merl. Repert. h.t.; Dig. 1, 7, 15, 1; and see Arrogation. By art. 232, of the civil code of Louisiana, it is abolished in that state. It never was in use in any other of the United States.

Signifies acceptance (if you are getting adopted), rejection if you are putting someone up for adoption. Also it could mean adopting new ideas, or a need to do so.Americanization, acceptance, acculturation, admission, affiliation, appropriation, arrogation, assimilation, assumption, borrowed plumes, circumcision, citizenship by naturalization, citizenship papers, colonization, conquest, conversion, copying, culture shock, derivation, deriving, embracement, embracing, encroachment, enslavement, espousal, imitation, indent, infringement, invasion, mocking, nationalization, naturalization, naturalized citizenship, new birth, new life, occupation, papers, pasticcio, pastiche, pirating, plagiarism, plagiary, playing God, preemption, preoccupation, prepossession, rebirth, redeemedness, redemption, reformation, regeneration, requisition, salvation, second birth, seizure, simulation, spiritual purification, subjugation, takeover, taking, taking over, trespass, trespassing, usurpation
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