Latin Legal Terms

Arrogatio

Arrogatio – this legal term applied in ancient times within the area of the Roman Law where referred to the act of adoption of a man who is of a full age. So he could be put under the protection of the adopter, who usually was a respected person in the society. Nowadays this act is not possible in most legal systems, where after reaching a certain age, a person is independent. Even incapable adults for example, are taken care of by relatives, but not adopted.

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