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foster child

noun
1.
a child raised by someone who is not its natural or adoptive parent.
2.
a needy child, as one living in an impoverished country, supported or aided by contribution to a specific charity.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English fostercild
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British Dictionary definitions for foster child

foster child

noun
1.
a child looked after temporarily or brought up by people other than its natural or adoptive parents
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