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see adoptionadoption,
act by which the legal relation of parent and child is created. Adoption was recognized by Roman law but not by common law. Statutes first introduced adoption into U.S. law in the mid-19th cent.
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; foundling hospitalfoundling hospital,
institution for receiving and caring for abandoned children. In Athens and in Rome until the 4th cent., unwanted children were exposed, or left to die, in appointed places. The first modern foundling hospital was established by the archpriest of Milan in 787.
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; guardian and wardguardian and ward,
in law. A guardian is someone who by appointment or by relationship has the care of a person or that person's property, or both. The protected individual, known as the ward, is considered legally incapable of acting for himself or herself; examples are a child
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What does it mean when you dream about an orphan?

The orphan is a symbol of an unwanted, unloved child, one who is needy, misunderstood, and abused by strict, un-nurturing people who exert merciless control and authority. This symbol may represent childhood memories and fears of being abandoned. The dreamer may be resisting inner needs to be childlike, or be emotionally cold and withdrawn from others who are close to the dreamer.

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See also Abandonment.
Adverse, Anthony
finally, at middle age, discovers origins. [Am. Lit.: Anthony Adverse]
Carey, Philip
brought up by stingy uncle and kindly aunt. [Br. Lit.: Of Human Bondage, Magill I, 670–672]
Cass, Eppie
child found and brought up by Silas Marner. [Br. Lit.: Eliot Silas Marner in Benét, 930]
the “orfling” from St. Luke’s workhouse; Mrs. Micawber’s maid-of-all-work. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield]
waif indentured to the cruel Thenardiers; saved by the honorable Valjean. [Fr. Lit.: Les Miserables]
Italian war baby taken in by Americans. [Comics: Horn, 217]
Finn, Huckleberry
his mother dead; his father dies toward end of novel. [Am. Lit.: Huckleberry Finn]
Little Orphan Annie
feisty waif succored by paternal Daddy Warbucks. [Comics: Horn, 459]
Luck, Thomas
infant adopted by miners when his prostitute mother dies. [Am. Lit.: Bret Harte “The Luck of Roaring Camp” in Magill III, 597]
Philip Pirrip, orphaned as an infant. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
Twist, Oliver
foundling reared in school of hard knocks. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

dead link

A hyperlink on a website that points to a Web page that has been deleted or moved. Also called an "orphan link," it may also be a temporary condition if the Web server is down. Contrast with live link. See 404 error and link rot.

widow & orphan

A "widow" is the last line of a paragraph that appears alone at the top of the next page, and an "orphan" is the first line of a paragraph that appears alone at the bottom of a page. Default widow and orphan settings are typically configured for two lines in order to prevent isolated single lines.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Open Orphan resumed trading in London in late June, having previously been called Venn Life Sciences Holdings PLC.
Many researches explained that orphans who reside in orphan homes suffered stigma not only from their relatives but also from other children and community members3-7.
Whereas orphan drugs get 10 years of exclusivity in Europe, plus extra time for pediatric indications.
President Dr Arif Alvi presided over the ceremony while wife of Dr Arif Alvi, Samina Alvi, President of Pakistan Orphan Care Forum and Al-Khitmat Foundation Muhammad Abdul Shakoor, heads of institutions for orphans i.e.
The Iftaar party besides other was attended by 400 orphans belonging to various organizations including Zamung Kor, SOS Village and Darul Atfaal while MPA Ayesha Naeem, Asia Khattak and Madeeha Nisar were also present on the occasion.
13 May 2019 - UK-based drug development services provider Venn Life Sciences Holdings plc (LSE: VENN) has conditionally agreed to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Irish orphan drug specialist Open Orphan for an aggregate consideration of approximately GBP 5.7m (USD 7.42m), the company said.
An Orphan at a Time' Okokoro said the One-day event is expected to benefit 1000 orphans in Nigeria.
Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB (CPH: OASM) (NASDAQ: OASM) released on Friday an update on Apealea's orphan medicine status in the European Union.
He appreciated efforts of Ms Bharucha and secretary general of the SOS Village retired Brigadier Abdul Razzaq Baloch for the welfare of orphan children.
Summary: Society sponsors more than 31,000 orphans around the world
He said that the foundation had launched Aaghosh project under which free education and residence were given to the orphans while in some cities orphans were offered facilities under orphan care programme.