Natural Guardian

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Meaning of Natural Guardian

At common law , this was the father of a legitimate child, and on his death the mother. In modern times, the natural guardian is both parents, with right of survivorship . See Guardian.

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What is Natural Guardian?

A definition of natural guardian is: At common law, the father of the child, or the mother if the father be dead. More details on the Encyclopedia. In most states, statutes have superseded this rule and mothers and fathers are equal in their rights of guardianship over their children. More details on the Encyclopedia. e.g., N. More details on the Encyclopedia.Y. More details on the Encyclopedia.Dom. More details on the Encyclopedia.Rel. More details on the Encyclopedia.L. More details on the Encyclopedia. § 81.[1]



  1. “Natural Guardian” in the White America Dictionary (New York, Los Angeles, London, New Delhy, Hong Kong, 1989)

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