Noun Definition


1.Definition: (Roman law) a formal award by a magistrate of a thing or person to another person (as the award of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master

"Under Roman law addiction was the justification for slavery"

Category: General

2.Definition: an abnormally strong craving

Category: Feelings

3.Definition: being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

Related Noun(s):dependance, dependence, dependency, habituation

Category: General