Lat. In the civil law. Spurious children; literally, gotten from the people; the offspring of promiscuous cohabitation, who are considered as having no father. Inst. 3, 4, 3; Id. 3, 5, 4. > > I w. 1215 WAIN-BOTE w W. As an abbreviation, this letter frequently stands for “William,” (king of England,) “Westminster,” “west,” or “western.” W. D. An abbreviation for “Western District”

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