What is NATURAL CHILD?

A bastard ; a child born out of lawful wedlock. But in a statute declaring that adopted shall have all the rights of "natural" children. the word "natural" was used in the sense of* "legitimate." Barns v. Allen, 9 Am. Law Reg. (O. S.) 747. In Louisiana. Illegitimate children who have been adopted by the father. Civ. Code La. art. 220. In the civil law. A child by natural relation or procreation ; a child by birth, as distinguished from a child by adoption. Inst. 1. 11. pr.; Id. 3, 1, 2; Id. 3, 8, pr. A child by concubinage, in contradistinction to a child by marriage. Cod. 5, 27.

More On This Topic




Link to This Definition

Did you find this definition of NATURAL CHILD helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary