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Definition of "adoption" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another. (noun)
  • The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "adoption" in a sentence
  • ""The spirit of adoption" Luther translates "the spirit of a child;" _adoption_ he translates"
  • "At the moment, official contact in adoption is most often made through the “letterbox” process."
  • "I would love the word adoption not to be part of our vocabulary, along with disease, war and poverty."