abandonment of child
- An actual desertion accompanied by an intention, express or implied, to sever the relation entirely and throw off the obligations growing out of the relation. 39 Am J1st P & C §§ 2, 104.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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