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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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The board of directors for the orphanage was resolved following orders from the governor of Giza.
1-08 / 2010/15 "Supply and installation of technological equipment for new services in the restructured orphanage.
The orphanage's manager Manal Abdul-Majeed al-Khatib said in a statement to SANA that the orphanage takes in children aged 6-12 and provides full care services, including food, education and entertainment.
Anne Black, archivist with the charity, said: "The orphanage was their home and family and when they heard one of their number died in the war there was a real sadness.
Sarah Brook, who moved to Dubai last year, set up an orphanage in 2012 after earlier visiting the poverty-stricken African nation and being "shocked" by the conditions there.
The government of Newfoundland says it will compensate former residents of a Catholic orphanage for the failure of justice officials to prosecute Christian Brothers for child abuse at the orphanage 15 years ago.
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CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - When 40 children with special needs were removed from an orphanage here last month, officials at the facility said that employees looked on helplessly, unable to get a clear reason.
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Maliha Ali Ahmed left her village to work and live at the orphanage where she brought her adopted son toC[degrees].
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