adoption

[ uh-dop-shuhn ]
/ əˈdɒp ʃən /

noun

the act of adopting: the adoption of a new amendment.
the state of being adopted.

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Origin of adoption

1300–50; Middle English adopcioun<Latin adoptiōn-, stem of adoptiō.See ad-, option

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