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CO-OPTATION. A concurring choice. Sometimes applied to the act of the members of a corporation, in choosing a person to supply a vacancy. in their body.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He added: "Even though I have friends who want to be on the town council, I said at the last meeting that should there be co-option my support would be going to Stefan.
For dividend-paying firms, an increase in board co-option by one standard deviation reduces dividend payouts by 6.16%.
The impact of co-option of herbalism: a bifurcation in epistemology and practice.
"Co-option could have saved another PS10,000 which could have been spent on community projects.
Identifying the interest groups and the sources of their power can suggest ways to incorporate more diverse views, and is also a sound approach for guarding against co-option of the social contract itself.
ISI was weakened towards the end of the US occupation, due to the 2007 surge in US forces with the co-option of the Sunni tribes of Anbar Province known as the Sunni Awakening Movement, mobilized and funded by the US military army to fight insurgents .
For the co-option of a particular migrant history, in this case that of the Samsui women, involves many elements which the author attempts to identify.
But perhaps most interesting of all is Waitrose's co-option of old media print newspapers into its strategy.
It is a co-option of the ethos of nursing and midwifery with its implied altruism, humanism and clinical professionalism.
In the hegemonic masquerade of corporate co-option, Goliaths regularly pose as Davids: multinationals produce rustic, artisanal products, and mobile phone giants come up with slogans like 'Power to You'.
Given the powerful depictions of the limits and potential distortion of short-term reforms, this did not appear likely to address the co-option and failure of limited reforms identified throughout the book.
By reviewing the history of 'cool selling'--the steady blurring of promotional and non-promotional content in the mass media, and co-option of subcultural resistance as vital oxygen by the marketplace--Serazio sets the scene for the next great leap forward, afforded by the internet and social media: the disaggregation of the Fordist industrial system of advertising production itself.