Definitions of addiction:
- noun: (Roman law) a formal award by a court sentence of a thing or person to another (as of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master
Example: "Under Roman law addiction was the justification for slavery"
- noun: an abnormally strong craving
- noun: being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
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