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Adelphopoiia

Adelphopoiia  

(ἀδελφοποιΐα), the adoption of a brother or sister. Like Adoption and baptismal sponsorship (see Godparents), with which it is always mentioned in treatises on prohibited degrees of marriage, ...
adoption service

adoption service  

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Under the Children and Adoption Act 2002 the different services, collectively, that local authorities must provide within their area in order to meet the needs of adoption. These services include ...
adoptive relationship

adoptive relationship  

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A legal relationship created as a result of an adoption order. A male adopter is known as the adoptive father, a female adopter as the adoptive mother, and other relatives as adoptive relatives. The ...
assisted conception

assisted conception  

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The birth of Louise Brown, the first baby created by in vitro fertilization (‘IVF’), in July 1978 was one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century. Following ...
Atticus

Atticus  

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Name given to the Roman writer and businessman Titus Pomponius (110–32 bc), friend and correspondent of Cicero; the name Atticus reflected his long residence in Athens.
capacity

capacity  

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(to, or of)The personal (physical or mental) or legal factors specific to a person that enable them to achieve some legal outcome such as making a will, voting or ...
Central Asian mythology

Central Asian mythology  

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Little is known of pre-Buddhist, pre-Muslim Central Asian mythology. But from shamanistic practices remaining among several groups—for example, the Samoyed and Buryat peoples—it seems clear that ...
Ceridwen

Ceridwen  

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In Welsh mythology, the goddess of poetic inspiration, an enchantress said to live beneath a lake; her magic cauldron conferred the gift of second sight.
child welfare

child welfare  

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a range of socio-economic changes, including a decline in family size, the growth of industry, urbanization, immigration, and the expansion of public ...
children

children  

Children and fools tell the truth traditional view of the lack of guile associated with children, or those who lack awareness that the truth may not serve their own interests. The saying is recorded ...
contact

contact  

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N.(in family law) The opportunity for a child to communicate with a person with whom that child is not resident. The degree of contact may range from a telephone call to a long stay or even a visit ...
Cybele

Cybele  

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A mother goddess worshipped especially in Phrygia and later in Greece (where she was associated with Demeter), Rome, and the Roman provinces, with her consort Attis.
detestatio sacrorum

detestatio sacrorum  

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Renunciation of family rites. A Roman head of household (sui iuris) performed religious rites (sacra). These rites were peculiar to each family group. If such a person agreed to be ...
Elffin

Elffin  

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It was the youth Elffin who, in Welsh mythology, was fishing with his father when they found the abandoned child Taliesen floating in a leather bag and adopted him. In ...
family Law

family Law  

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A wide area of law which concerns family, domestic or personal relationships and regulation of the breakdown of those relationships. Primary concerns are the welfare of children and the resolution ...
Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh  

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A legendary king of the Sumerian city state of Uruk who is supposed to have ruled sometime during the first half of the 3rd millennium bc. He is the hero of the Babylonian epic of Gilgamesh, one of ...
godparent

godparent  

Witnesses to a Baptism who assume responsibilities for the Christian upbringing of the newly baptized. In the case of infant Baptism they also make the promises of renunciation, faith, and obedience ...
Gortyn

Gortyn  

Gortyn was one of the leading Cretan city-states in the Classical and Hellenistic periods. It had territory in the Mesara plain, a rich agricultural resource. The development of Gortyn into ...
guardianship

guardianship  

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GreeceThe development of the law of guardianship in Greece and Rome was influenced by the change in the conception of guardianship itself, which began as a right of preserving and protecting the ...
guardianship and children

guardianship and children  

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There are three main areas in which the term ‘guardian’ might be used in relation to a child: upon the death of both parents; where a child is being educated ...

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