from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having no living father.
- adj. Having no known father.
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- adj. Without a living father.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Destitute of a living father.
- adj. Without a known author.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without a living father: as, a fatherless child.
- Springing from an orphaned condition.
- Without a known author.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not having a known or legally responsible father
- adj. having no living father
When he wanted to take children in fatherless homes and place them in orphanges. girlymen love the GOP
Meeting his double and delving into his life reveals deeper likenesses: raised in fatherless families and poor black neighborhoods, both felt the lure of the money and status to be gained from dealing drugs.
Both grew up with single mothers in fatherless homes.
Now, that we've had two presidents, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, and one Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, who spent at least part of their childhood in fatherless households we should begin to be more careful and critical in our thinking about these families.
This sort of crime is typically found amongst populations living on benefits housed by the rest of us, usually in fatherless communities where employment is rare and 90% marginal rates of tax keeps it that way.
Were both Amy and Isabelle particularly vulnerable because they lived in fatherless homes?
There are that pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor.
"Well, a father of the fatherless is God in his holy habitation."
They take a pledge of the poor, and so they rob the spital; nay, they take the poor themselves for a pledge (as some read it), and probably it was under this pretence that they plucked the fatherless from the breast, distraining them for slaves, as Neh.v. 5.
Some understand those barbarous actions (v. 9, 10) to be done by those oppressors that pretend law for what they do: They pluck the fatherless from the breast; that is, having made poor infants fatherless, they make them motherless too; having taken away the father's life, they break the mother's heart, and so starve the children and leave them to perish.