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ORPHANAGE, Eng. law. By the custom of London, when a freeman of that city dies, his estate is divided into three parts, as follows: one third part to the widow; another, to the children advanced by him in his lifetime, which is called the orphanage; and the other third part may be by him disposed of by will. Now, however, a freeman may dispose of his estate as he pleases; but in cases of intestacy, the statute of distribution expressly excepts and reserves the custom of London. Lov. on Wills, 102, 104; Bac. Ab. Custom of London, C. Vide Legitime.

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He told media persons that about 500 children in Sweet Home were passing sleepless nights after the transformer which supplied electricity to the orphanage was damaged due to overload.
'Owing to the security concerns in the nation, we decided to have a solemn celebration by bringing Corp members to the orphanage to identify with their host community.
Orphanage In charge Suraya Rana maintained that the children were given hygienic food according to the menu on Monday.
Shyam Sundar and his wife were looking after the orphans along with their own children until the orphanage was completely constructed.
The United Nations and groups including Save the Children have warned against the practice known as orphanage tourism or trafficking, which campaigners consider to be modern slavery.
The Sallah party had dignitaries including Nafisat Mohammed, a representative from Turkish Airlines and Jamila Thompson Abdulkadri, the Executive Director of Orphanage Care and Support Foundation.
Catherine's orphanage for opening your hearts to us again.
BEIRUT: The Social Affairs Ministry Tuesday launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a viral video of a young boy screaming and struggling with an employee at a Tripoli orphanage as he allegedly tried to jump from a balcony.
The funds for construction of the orphanage were allocated by the Venera public fund.
29 to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, the senators also charged that children have been abused at the orphanage Notre Dame de la Nativite (Our Lady of the Nativity), located in Fontamara, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, the country's capital.
In response, the overseer of the Susie Guneter Orphanage, Madam Ellen Zeon thanks the club for the assistance to the orphanage.
The 'Aaghosh' orphanage is being established under the Orphan Care Programme of the Al-Khidmat Foundation in its nationwide drive to provide a much-needed shelter for orphaned children across the country.