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(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.
(n.) The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions.
(n.) Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Adoption'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/a/adoption.html. 1828.