Definition of adrogate in English:

adrogate

verb

Roman Law
  • with object To adopt (a person who is not subject to the legal power of another). Also without object: to adopt in this way.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Granger (1578–?1627), Church of England clergyman and author. From classical Latin adrogāt-, past participial stem of adrogāre (also arrogāre) arrogate.

Pronunciation:

adrogate

/ˈadrəɡeɪt/