from The Century Dictionary.

  • To adopt by adrogation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb (Rom. Law) To adopt (a person who is his own master).

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  • verb law, historical, transitive To adopt (a person who is his own master).


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  • Consequently a man who desires either to adopt or to adrogate a son ought to be older than the latter by the full term of puberty, or eighteen years.

    The Institutes of Justinian John Baron Moyle 1891


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