(?), v. t. [L. coptatus, p. p. of cotare to elect to something; co- + optare to choose.] To choose; to elect; to copt. [Obs.] Cockeram.
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(?), n. [L. coptatio.] The act of choosing; selection; choice. [Obs.]
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The first election and coptation of a friend.
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2. the selection of a new member (usually by a vote of the existing membership). See co-opt{2}.
Syn. -- co-option.
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3. the act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent).
Syn. -- co-option.
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