from The Century Dictionary.

  • To adopt as a son or daughter; take into filial relation.
  • In law, to determine judicially the paternity of, as a bastard child; hence, to refer to the author or maker.
  • To establish any analogous close relation between; affiliate.

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

  • transitive verb rare To adopt as son or daughter; to establish filiation between.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To adopt as son or daughter.
  • verb To establish filiation between.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb fix the paternity of


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