From Pluralpedia, the collaborative plurality dictionary
adoplurship (n.)
Other formsadoplur (n., adj.)
CoinerOrange Orchard System

An adoplurship is a type of intra-system relationship categorized by adoption and/or familial care between two or more system members. This adoption/care can be between siblings, parents and children, or any other kind of familial relationship.

An adoplurship and exactly what it entails is defined by those involved in the relationship, so it may not always be the same between relationships or systems. Some adoplurships may not necessarily be equivalent to physical world adoption – that is, those involved may not consider each other literal family, but rather familial figures (thus why the definition includes familial care). Others see their adoplurships as literal adoption. Some may see their adoplurship as something that can be broken off or picked up like a partnership, while for others it is as long-term and definite as a physical, legal adoption, or something completely different or in-between the two.

Related Terms[edit | edit source]

An adopter is a role for system members whose job is to adopt system members.

History[edit | edit source]

The term was coined by the Orange Orchard System on October 17th, 2021. [1]