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Claiming or seizing something without justification; claiming something on behalf of another. In Civil Law, the Adoption of an adult who was legally capable of acting for himself or herself.


noun accession, adoption, application, appropriation, ascription, assignation, assignment, attachment, attribution, impropriation, placement, requisition, seizure, taking, usurpation
See also: assignation, assumption, condemnation, disseisin, distress, infringement, misappropriation

ARROGATION, civil law. Signifies nearly the same as adoption; the only difference between them is this, that adoption was of a person under full age but as arrogation required the person arrogated, sui juris, no one could be arrogated till he was of full age. Dig. 1, 7, 5; Inst. 1, 11, 3 1 Brown's Civ. Law, 119.

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Yet, even here I think the collective rabbis' opposition would have had more to do with a turf war, reacting to the arrogation of authority by a new lineage of spiritual leaders, and fearing the chaos that would result in all manner of communal matters, rather than a rejection of the ideas of Hasidism itself.
land," and its nebulous "us," hovering between "we of the nobility," and arrogation to himself of the royal "we.