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(1):

(n.) 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.

(2):

(n.) The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions.

(3):

(n.) Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another.

Bibliography Information
Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Adoption'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​web/​a/adoption.html. 1828.
 
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