From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
2: a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit)
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