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Orphanage

Or´phan`age
n.1.The state of being an orphan; orphanhood; orphans, collectively.
2.An institution or asylum for the care of orphans.
Noun1.orphanage - the condition of being a child without living parents; "his early orphanage shaped his character as an adult"
Synonyms: orphanhood
2.orphanage - a public institution for the care of orphans
Synonyms: orphans' asylum

ORPHANAGE, Eng. law. By the custom of London, when a freeman of that city dies, his estate is divided into three parts, as follows: one third part to the widow; another, to the children advanced by him in his lifetime, which is called the orphanage; and the other third part may be by him disposed of by will. Now, however, a freeman may dispose of his estate as he pleases; but in cases of intestacy, the statute of distribution expressly excepts and reserves the custom of London. Lov. on Wills, 102, 104; Bac. Ab. Custom of London, C. Vide Legitime.

condition, orphan, orphanhood
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