nullius filius

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Medieval Latin nullius filius(nobody's son), from Latin nullius + filius.

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nullius filius

  1. (Latinate) A child of unknown parentage; an orphan.
  2. (law) The son of no one; a bastard.
    • 1856, Bouvier Law Dictionary:
      A bastard is considered nullius filius as far as regards his right inherit. But the rule of nullius filius does not apply in other respects

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