The act of one who takes another’s child into his own family, treating him as his own, and giving him all the rights and duties of his own child. A juridical act creating between two persons certain relations, purely civil, of paternity and filiation. 6 Demol. -From Black's Law Dictionary, Revised 4th Ed.
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Scope and Contents Described by the Library of Virginia as Judgements, these records were known in the Fredericksburg courts as Term Papers. This was a general term for, “loose court papers used by clerks to describe legal records generated by the locality during a specific court session (month/year). Typically, these records were tri-folded and wrapped in bundles with no attempt made by the clerk to differentiate among the various record types within a bundle. Therefore, a bundle of judgments...