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Lat. In the civil law. A child; one of the age from seven to fourteen, including, in this sense, a girl. But it also meant a “boy,” as distinguished from a “girl;” or a servant. Pneri sunt de sanguine parentum, sed pater et mater non sunt de sanguine puerorum. 3 Coke, 40. Children are of the blood of their parents, but the father and mother are not of the blood of the children.


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