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- n. A kind of adoption in Ancient Rome.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of adoption in ancient Rome. See arrogation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of adoption in ancient Rome, by which a person legally capable of choosing for himself was admitted into the relation of son to another by a vote of the people in the Comitia Curiata, or in later times by a rescript of the emperor: so called from the questions put to the parties. Also written arrogation.
Latin adrogatio, arrogatio, from adrogare. See arrogate. (Wiktionary)