Orphan Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Orphan, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Orphan?

A child who has lost one or more parents because of death or who has been abadoned by them and has not been adopted by anyone.Such a child is deprived of parental care and there are provisions to provide finanacial assistance to them if they are minors.