nullius filius

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nullius filius, literally "nobody's son".

Noun[edit]

nullius filius

  1. (Latinate) A child of unknown parentage; an orphan.
  2. (law) The son of no one; a bastard.
    • 1856, Bouvier Law Dictionary:
      A bastard is considered nullius filius as far as regards his right inherit. But the rule of nullius filius does not apply in other respects

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