orphan


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Orphan \Or"phan\, a.
   Bereaved of parents, or (sometimes) of one parent.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Orphan \Or"phan\, n. [L. orphanus, Gr. ?, akin to L. orbus. Cf.
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   A child bereaved of both father and mother; sometimes, also,
   a child who has but one parent living.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Orphan \Or"phan\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Orphaned; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Orphaning.]
   To cause to become an orphan; to deprive of parents. --Young.
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