Definitions of adoption:
  • noun:   the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception
    Example: "Its adoption by society"
  • noun:   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)
  • noun:   the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source

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