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  • Parentless — Par ent*less, a. Deprived of parents. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parentless — adjective Having no (living) parent. Firstly, then, who were these parentless children who seem to have been present in a sizeable proportion of households …   Wiktionary

  • parentless — adj. having no parents; fatherless or motherless; not cared for by parent substitutes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • parentless — a. Orphaned …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • parentless — par·ent·less …   English syllables

  • parentless — adjective having no parent or parents or not cared for by parent surrogates • Syn: ↑unparented • Ant: ↑parented (for: ↑unparented) • Similar to: ↑orphaned, ↑fathe …   Useful english dictionary

  • parentless child — index orphan Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • parent — parentless, adj. parentlike, adj. /pair euhnt, par /, n. 1. a father or a mother. 2. an ancestor, precursor, or progenitor. 3. a source, origin, or cause. 4. a protector or guardian. 5. Biol. any organism that produces or generates another. 6.… …   Universalium

  • Cultural variations in adoption — Adoption is an arrangement by which a child whose biological parents are unable to care for it is adopted and given the same legal and social status as though he/she were the biological child of the adoptive parents. For example, under a system… …   Wikipedia

  • St. Nicholas Orphanage — charity with the financial support of several international institutions. [ ] , Community center for orphanages, children s homes and orphan care providers.] Today St. Nicholas… …   Wikipedia

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