n being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
n an abnormally strong craving
n (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
Barack Obama in Financial Times For decades, we have talked and talked about the need to end America's century-long addiction to fossil fuels,he said. "Now is the moment for this generation to embark on a national mission to unleash American innovation and seize control...
Scott Stanzel in Forbes Stanzel said that although he signed the bill, Bush continues to be "disappointed with Congress' addiction to earmarks."
President Bush in Sofia News Agency Your president made the same kind of choice. I had to quit drinking. Addiction competes for your affection. You fall in love with alcohol,Bush said frankly.