orphanotrophy

Orphanotrophy

Or`phan*ot"ro*phy\, n. [L. orphanotrophium, Gr. ?; ? an orphan + ? to feed, bring up.]

1. A hospital for orphans. [R.] --A. Chalmers.

2. The act of supporting orphans. [R.]
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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