Adoption Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Adoption, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is 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.