PRETERIT, PRETERITE

\pɹɪtˈɛɹɪt], \pɹɪtˈɛɹɪt], \p_ɹ_ɪ_t_ˈɛ_ɹ_ɪ_t]\

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1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
By Daniel Lyons

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natural child

  • A bastard ; child born out of lawful wedlock. But in statute declaring that adopted shall have all the rights of "natural" children. word "was used sense of* "legitimate." Barns v. Allen, 9 Am. Law Reg. (O. S.) 747. Louisiana. Illegitimate children who been by father. Civ. Code La. art. 220. civil law. natural relation or procreation ; birth, as distinguished from adoption. Inst. 1. 11. pr.; Id. 3, 1, 2; 8, pr. concubinage, contradistinction to marriage. Cod. 5, 27.
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