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The signing did not take place for several weeks after its adoption.

Railroad regulation does not require the adoption of any new principle of law.

Three criticisms of the Territorial system have been made ever since its adoption in 1907.

He studied the great routes of the world, and the causes of their adoption.

The law of adoption relating to Temple women does not apply to them.

If he did, Nate figgered he was as healthy a candidate for adoption as anybody.

With the people of the country of her adoption, whether Jews or Moors, she made no headway.

What time and trouble, too, are saved by the adoption of this era!

Mrs. Fowler secured the adoption of the plank by the Greenback convention.

The adoption of equal suffrage has resulted in much good in Idaho.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French adopcion or directly from Latin adoptionem (nominative adoptio), noun of action from past participle stem of adoptare "chose for oneself, take by choice, select, adopt," especially "to take into a family, adopt as a child," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + optare "choose, wish, desire" (see option (n.)).

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