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.