adrogation (ad-roh-gay-sh<<schwa>>n), n.[fr. Latin arrogatio (a-roh-gay-shee-oh)] Roman
law. An adoption of a person of full capacity (sui juris) into another family. — Also termed
adrogatio (ad-roh-gay-shee-oh). Cf. ADOPTION (3). — adrogate,vb.
“When the person to be adopted was sui juris, and not in the power of a paterfamilias, the
ceremony of adoption was called adrogatio.” Lord Mackenzie, Studies in Roman Law 132 (John
Kirkpatrick ed., 7th ed. 1898). [Blacks Law 8th]