Uprooting is the act and the consequence of taking root : settle permanently, take hold, gain firmness or cast estate . The idea of roots can be used in different contexts.
In colloquial language, rooting is usually associated with consolidating or establishing a base in some place. For example: “I settled fifteen years ago in this city: I have a very strong roots and I don't want to leave”, “Voodoo has a lot of roots in this town”, "The sociologist has analyzed the rooting mechanism developed by immigrants who arrived in these lands a century ago".
Although in principle the rooting is a natural response by a living being to a certain territory that causes well-being and security, often given by third parties and that is when it becomes something negative, a kind of prison that prevents us from moving forward. The roots should cling to a healthy and nutritious soil that provides us with everything we need to grow and become strong; If, on the other hand, it keeps us glued to a barren and toxic surface, our development is severely affected.
In this context, we can say that the word uprooting It represents practically the opposite, although there are many nuances that differentiate them. First, the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy defines it as "separating a person from means, medium or place where he was raised, or break the emotional ties that bind them to them. "While this meaning describes an action directed at a third party, it is normal to talk about the uprooting we feel, or that has led us to feel a situation or fact.
People who leave their country to seek new job opportunities abroad often resort to the term uprooting to express how detached they have come to feel because of not being able to speak their own language or not finding in others the degree of understanding and complicity they naturally achieved in their homeland. It is worth mentioning that uprooting is something much more complex than a "wound" because of a cut; in fact, there are those who enjoy this separation with the past and of the transformation that it brings.
Although it is not so common in everyday speech, another of the meanings of the term rooting refers to the possession of property . This meaning can be seen in expressions such as "take root" and "rooting person".
The concept of rooting appears in different ways in the judicial plan . In some countries , it is called rooting to the notification that, within the framework of a legal process, an individual is made warning him that cannot leave its population since, otherwise, he will be punished. Something similar happens with the rooting bond, which can be demanded from certain litigants, especially if they are foreigners and have sued a Spanish person, so that they are not absent from the trial and can respond to their results.
The rooting or home rooting In this sense, it is a precautionary measure that calls for Prosecution wave Attorney General's Office and that a judge grants so that a suspect is at his disposal while gathering sufficient evidence to certify his probable responsibility in a crime . Rooting is requested when there is a risk of escape from the potential offender.
In Spain , is called notorious rooting to a status that a religious community can claim from national authorities. This legal status proves that a certain confession It is installed in the national territory and has a prominent presence.
"Rooting" finally it is the Title of a ballet composed of Jerome Maesso and directed by Victor Ullate that premiered in 1988 .