Definitions

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  • n. A hospital for orphans.
  • n. The act of supporting orphans.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hospital for orphans.
  • n. The act of supporting orphans.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A supporting or the support of orphans.
  • n. A hospital for orphans.

Etymologies

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Latin orphanotrophium, Ancient Greek an orphan + to feed, bring up.

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