1) To vote to accept or to accept (As in to adopt a resolution)
2) To form a legal parent-child relationship with a child that is not previously yours. See Adoption.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) To approve or accept something -- for example, a legislative body may adopt a law or an amendment, a government agency may adopt a regulation, or a party to a lawsuit may adopt a particular argument. 2) To assume the legal relationship of parent to another person's child. (See also: adoption
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:10 pm