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ORPHAN Definition & Legal Meaning

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Any person (but particularly a minor or infant) who has lost both (or one) of his or her parents. More particularly, a fatherless child. Soohan v. Philadelphia, 33 Pa. 24; Poston v. Young, 7 J. J. Marsh. (Ky.) 501; Chicago Guaranty Fund Life Soc. v. Wheeler, 79 111. App. 241: Stewart v. Morrison, 38 Miss. 419; Downing v. Shoenberger, 9 Watts (Pa.) 2!>9.


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