noun adop·tion \ə-ˈdäp-shən\

: the act or process of adopting a child

: the act or process of beginning to use something new or different

: the act or process of giving official acceptance or approval to something

Full Definition of ADOPTION

:  the act of adopting :  the state of being adopted

Examples of ADOPTION

  1. They chose adoption because they couldn't have children of their own.
  2. children who are available for adoption
  3. Our lawyer has handled many adoptions.
  4. our adoption of local customs
  5. the company's adoption of new technology
  6. the unanimous adoption of the resolution by the Senate

First Known Use of ADOPTION

14th century

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

Rhymes with ADOPTION

ADOPTION Defined for Kids


noun adop·tion \ə-ˈdäp-shən\

Definition of ADOPTION for Kids

:  the act of adopting :  the state of being adopted


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