\bˈɔːn ɐlˈa͡ɪv], \bˈɔːn ɐlˈaɪv], \b_ˈɔː_n ɐ_l_ˈaɪ_v]\
Definitions of BORN ALIVE
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By Henry Campbell Black
It has been decided by English judges, that 'to be born alive,' means, that acts of life must have been manifested after the whole body has been extruded; and that respiration in transitu is not evidence that a child was born alive. It must be 'wholly born alive;' hence respiration may be a sign of life, but not of live birth.
By Robley Dunglison
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