What does ADOPTED CHILD mean?

ADOPTED CHILD meaning in Law Dictionary

The child that is perhaps not the normal child of this parents but is a real son or daughter by legal activity. Can be viewed a legal heir.

Sentence Examples with the word ADOPTED CHILD

A man who adopted a son, and afterwards married and had a family of his own, could dissolve the contract but must give the adopted child one-third of a child's share in goods, but no real estate.

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