Definitions

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  • adj. Having no (living) parent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Deprived of parents.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having no parent or parents or not cared for by parent surrogates

Etymologies

parent +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

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