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What is POSTHUMOUS CHILD

One born after the death of its father; or, when the Cawa- reuu operation is performed, after that of the mother. Posthumus pro uato habetur. A posthumous child is considered us though boru, [at tlie parent’s death.] Hall v. Hancock, 13 Pick. (.Muss.) 258, 20 Am. Dec. 598.

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