adoption

adoption
noun
1. the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception (Freq. 2)
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its adoption by society

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the proposal found wide acceptance

Syn: ↑acceptance, ↑acceptation, ↑espousal
Derivationally related forms: ↑espouse (for: ↑espousal), ↑accept (for: ↑acceptation), ↑acceptant (for: ↑acceptance), ↑accept (for: ↑acceptance), ↑adopt
Hypernyms: ↑blessing, ↑approval, ↑approving
Hyponyms: ↑embrace, ↑bosom
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)
Derivationally related forms: ↑adopt
Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑proceeding, ↑legal proceeding, ↑proceedings
3. the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source
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the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent

Syn: ↑borrowing
Derivationally related forms: ↑adopt
Hypernyms: ↑appropriation

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  • ADOPTION — ADOPTION, taking another s child as one s own. Alleged Cases of Adoption in the Bible The evidence for adoption in the Bible is so equivocal that some have denied it was practiced in the biblical period. (A) GENESIS 15:2–3. Being childless, Abram …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Adoption — (von lat. adoptio) ist die rechtliche Begründung eines Eltern Kind Verhältnisses zwischen dem Annehmenden und dem Kind ohne Rücksicht auf die biologische Abstammung. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Historisches 2 Rechtslage in einzelnen Ländern und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • adoption — I (acceptance) noun acknowledgment, admission, approbation, approval, assimilation, assumption, attachment to, choice, co optation, election, embracement, espousal, favorable reception, ratification, reception, recognition, sanction, selection… …   Law dictionary

  • Adoption — • Adoption, as defined in canon law, is foreign to the Bible Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Adoption     Adoption     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • adoption —    Adoption was a fairly common practice in ancient Mesopotamia, as revealed by the survival of a number of adoption contracts and other related documents, mostly dating from the second and first millennia b.c. A common reason for adopting a… …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

  • Adoption — Adoption, Annahme an Kindesstatt. Im deutschen Recht unbekannt, ebenso im größeren Theile der Schweiz. Dagegen durchs römische Recht, soweit es. Geltung erlangte, eingeführt. Der Adoptirte wird Descendent, d.h. Kind oder Enkel; an Brudersstelle u …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Adoption — A*dop tion, n. [L. adoptio, allied to adoptare to adopt: cf. F. adoption.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Admission to a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ADOPTION —    Adoption is known from legal contracts and law codes dating from the second and first millennia B.C. The most common form was to take an individual to be a son or daughter, but sibling and parental adoption was not unknown. Written documents,… …   Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia

  • adoption — ADOPTION. s. f. Action d adopter. Tibère n étoit fils d Auguste que par adoption. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit aussi au sens de Choix, préférence. Je ne sais pas ce qui a pu motiver une adoption aussi bizarre. C est son goût d adoption …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • adoption — Adoption. s. f. Action d adopter. Il est mon fils par adoption. nous sommes les enfans de Dieu par adoption …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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