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  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.
    A Chinese baby girl was given away for adoption.
  2. Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another.
  3. The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions.




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