Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Adoption of one sui juris.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In the civil law. The adoption of a person who was of full age or sui juris. 1 Browne, Civil & Adm. Law, 119; Dig. 1, 7, 5; Inst. 1, 11, 3. Reinders v. Kop-pelmann, 68 Mo. 497, 30 Am. Rep. 802.