posthumous child
n.
A child born after the death of his or her father.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


posthumous child
A child born after the death of his or her father.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


posthumous child
An infant who is born subsequent to the death of the father or, in certain cases, the mother.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


posthumous child
An infant who is born subsequent to the death of the father or, in certain cases, the mother.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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