◄ Adoption ►

1. (n.) The act of adopting, or state of being adopted; voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be the same as one's own child.

2. (n.) Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another.

3. (n.) The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions.

Americanization acceptance acculturation admission affiliation appropriation arrogation assimilation assumption borrowed plumes circumcision citizenship by naturalization citizenship papers colonization conquest conversion copying culture shock derivation deriving embracement embracing encroachment enslavement espousal imitation indent infringement invasion mocking nationalization naturalization naturalized citizenship new birth new life occupation papers pasticcio pastiche pirating plagiarism plagiary playing God preemption preoccupation prepossession rebirth redeemedness redemption reformation regeneration requisition salvation second birth seizure simulation spiritual purification subjugation takeover taking taking over trespass trespassing usurpation


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