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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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