from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being an orphan.
- n. The existence of orphans.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Orphanhood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or condition of being an orphan.
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"His Dark Materials" owes more to "The Odyssey" and various journey-based books like the "Chronicles of Narnia," while the Potter novels draw more from the British canon of school dramas and the orphanism of "The Secret Garden."
My skill in curing orphanism and pauperism was particularly acknowledged by a grateful parliament.
There are indications that Jamaican families have expressed interest in Haitian orphanism.