Orphan

Definition of Orphan

Or´phan
n.1.A child bereaved of both father and mother; sometimes, also, a child who has but one parent living.
Orphans' court
(Law) a court in some of the States of the Union, having jurisdiction over the estates and persons of orphans or other wards.
- Bouvier.
a.1.Bereaved of parents, or (sometimes) of one parent.
v. t.1.To cause to become an orphan; to deprive of parents.
[imp. & p. p. Orphaned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Orphaning.]

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abandoned, alone, bereave, cast-off, castaway, castoff, derelict, discard, disregarded, dogie, flotsam, flotsam and jetsam, forsaken, foundling, heir, ignored, jetsam, junk, lagan, leave, leave behind, lost, neglected, orphaned, parentless, refuse, reject, relict, rubbish, slighted, solitary, successor, survivor, trash, waif, waifs and strays, wastrel, widow, widower
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