adoption

In Rome, adoption was a fairly common procedure, particularly in the upper senatorial class. As Rome was ruled by a selected number of families, every senator had the duty to produce sons to inherit the estate, family name and political tradition. But a large family was an expensive luxury. Daughters had to be provided with a suitable dowry and son…...

Adoption

[farming and cattle raising] Adoption (apadrinamiento in Spanish, apadrinament in Catalan, parrainage in French) of a farm plant or animal is a method of commercial sponsorship in the farming and cattle raising sector. Any kind of farm plant (like a grapevine, an olive tree, an orange tree, an almond tree, an apple tree) or animal (a cow, a...
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Adoption

[soteriology] Created with data from the Protein Data Bank (PDB 1GZS) and rendered using Pymol ...
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adoption

[n] - a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood 2. [n] - the act of accepting with approval
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Adoption

the final confirmation of a plan as a statutory document by the local planning authority.
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Adoption

Where the rights and responsibilities for looking after a minor are transferred from the child's natural parents to another person or couple. The new parents take over from the natural parents. When making an adoption order the welfare of the child is the paramount consideration.
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adoption

Permanent legal transfer of parental rights and duties from one person to another, usually to provide care for children who would otherwise lack family upbringing. Legal aspects In the UK, adoption...
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Adoption

An act by which the rights and duties of the natural parents of a child are extinguished and equivalent rights and duties become vested in the adopter or adopters, to whom the child then stands in all respects as if born to them in marriage
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Adoption

A·dop'tion noun [ Latin adoptio , allied to adoptare to adopt: confer French adoption .] 1. 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. Admission to a more intimate relation...
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adoption

Voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be as one's own child, usually with legal confirmation. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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adoption

acceptance noun the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; `its adoption by society`; `the proposal found wide acceptance`
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Adoption

• (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. • (n.) The choosing and making that to be one`s own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions. • (n.) Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption...
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adoption

(from the article `publishing, history of`) In the United States the boards of education in some of the larger states review the available textbooks and approve a selection for use in their ...
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adoption

the act of establishing a person as parent to one who is not in fact or in law his child. Adoption is so widely recognized that it can be ... [13 related articles]
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Adoption

Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent (or parents) other than the biological birth parents. Often the birth mother chooses to place her child for adoption when she realizes that she can not provide a quality life for the child. If a birth parent wishes to remain in contact with the child, an open adoption may be c.....
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adoption

adoption, act by which the legal relation of parent and child is created. Adoption was recognized by Roman law but not by common law. Statutes first introduced adoption into U.S. law in the mid-19th cent., and today it is allowed in all states of the United States and in Great Britain. Adoption is g...
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Adoption

adj. the latin word aliquotus means contained an exact number of times in something else. Aliquot means something of or relating to or being a fraction or percentage of a whole. Legally the term is used to define a share when a deceased's estate is being divided.
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adoption

Permanent legal transfer of parental rights and duties from one person to another, usually to provide care for children who would otherwise lack family upbringing
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Adoption

[software implementation] Adoption deals with the transfer (conversion) between an old system to a target system in an organization. So if a company works with an old software system, it may want to use a new system which is more efficient, has more work capacity etc. So then a new system needs to be adopted, where after it can be used. The...
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Adoption

[theology] Adoption, in Christian theology, is the term that describes the admission of a believer into the family of God. In the evangelical ordo salutis (`order of salvation`), adoption is usually regarded as a step immediately subsequent to justification. As a theological word, adoption has similar connotations to the act of legally plac...
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Adoption

Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another, usually a child, from that person`s biological or legal parent or parents, and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents. Unlike guardianship or other systems designed for the care of the ....
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Adoption

Legal process where parental rights are transferred from birth parents to adoptive parents.
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Adoption

A court procedure by which an adult becomes the legal parent of someone who is not the adult's biological child. An adoption decree creates a parent-child relationship recognized for all legal purposes -- including child support obligations, inheritance rights, and custody. An adult can also adopt another adult under certain circumstances.
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adoption

proceeding creating a parent-child relation between persons
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adoption

proceeding creating a parent-child relation between persons
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