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Definition: Fitness

What is the dictionary definition of Fitness?

Dictionary Definition

The ability of a prospective adoptive parent to provide for the best interests of a child. A court may consider many aspects of the prospective parents’ lives in evaluating their fitness to adopt a child, including financial stability, marital stability, career obligations, other children, physical and mental health and criminal history.

  1. The condition of being fit, suitable or appropriate.
  2. The cultivation of an attractive and/or healthy physique.
  3. U.K., slang The condition of being attractive, fanciable or beautiful.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Fitness. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 26, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Fitness. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: September 26, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Fitness are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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