Legal Definition and Related Resources of Parent

Meaning of Parent

The primary meaning of the term is a father or a mother. under the laws of some jurisdictions, the term would include an adoptive parent, even to the exclusion of the natural parent. See Betz v Horr, 276 N. Y. 83, 11 N.E.2d 548. The provisions of Statutes may extend the meaning of the term to include persons who are in loco parentis, one who has publicly acknowledged or treated the child as his own, in a manner to indicate his voluntary assumption of parenthood. See King v Smith, 392 U.S. 309, 20 L.Ed.2d 1118, 88 S.Ct. 2128.

Related Entries of Parent in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

Browse or run a search for Parent in the American Encyclopedia of Law, the Asian Encyclopedia of Law, the European Encyclopedia of Law, the UK Encyclopedia of Law or the Latin American and Spanish Encyclopedia of Law.

Parent in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Related Legal Terms

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Admonish, Advancement, Brother, Child, Children, Colony, Confidential Relation, Emancipation, Family, Father, Foster Child, Foster Parent, Guardian, Homestead, Imputed Negligence, Necessaries, Parenticide, Portion, Presumption Of Advancement, Pretermitted Heir, Separation Agreement, Sister, Subsidiary, Testamentary Guardian.

Parent in the Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims

The lawful father, or the mother, of another person. Compare Parens.

Note: This legal definition of Parent in the Dictionary of Law (English and American Jurisprudence) is from 1893.

Translate Residential Parent from English to Spanish

Translation of Residential Parent , with examples. More about free online translation into Spanish of Progenitor con patria potestad and other legal terms is available here.

Parent in the American Legislation

Definition of Parent provided by the Uniform Probate Code:

Includes any person entitled to take, or who would be entitled to take if the child died without a will, as a parent under this [code] by intestate succession from the child whose relationship is in question and excludes any person who is only a stepparent, foster parent, or grandparent.

Parent in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of parent.


Legal English Vocabulary: Parent in Spanish

Online translation of the English legal term parent into Spanish: padres (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police
  • Law Enforcement Agency

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