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Definition of 'adoption'

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  1. the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
       Synonyms: acceptance acceptation espousal
  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"
       Synonyms: borrowing

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