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prodigal

adjective careless, dissipated, dissipative, excessive, extravagant, heedless, immoderate, imprudent, intemperate, lavish, liberal, profligate, reckless, spendthrift, squandering, thriftless, unbridled, uneconomical, unrestrained, unthrifty, wanton, wasteful
See also: dissolute, generous, improvident, inordinate, liberal, needless, portentous, profligate, profuse, superfluous, unrestrained

PRODIGAL, civil law, persons. Prodigals were persons who, though of full age, were incapable of managing their affairs, and of the obligations which attended them, in consequence of their bad conduct, and for whom a curator was therefore appointed.
     2. In Pennsylvania, by act of assembly, an habitual drunkard is deprived of the management of his affairs, when he wastes his property, and his estate is placed in the bands of a committee.

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The novel's action takes place thirty years later, with the prodigal daughter summoned home by Cass because Yumi's father is dying and her mother has Alzheimer's Yumi arrives from Hawaii with three kids in tow--son Phoenix, daughter Ocean, and baby Poo--each from a different father.
Nothing like the return of a prodigal daughter to mess things up.
debut displays the fiery alto articulation and powerful scat resources of Bebo Valdes' prodigal daughter, whose multidimensional repertoire ranges from modern-day "cancion de cuna" to mambo-jazz to bolero- bossa to Cubop vocalese to post-modern filin to state-of-the-art Lucumi chants, among other things.
The next morning, Ward rode out on horseback to find the prodigal daughter.
Vera, in fact, is the novel's prodigal daughter, bringing about anti-heroine Lilian's final willingness both to remain alone in Rio and possibly to see more of the artist and Don Juanish Julio Dalori, behind husband Fabio's back.
Patricia Kane sees Dee as the prodigal daughter who, in what for her is Walker's parody of the prodigal son story, gets just the opposite of a welcome; Nancy Tut en claims that Mama has a "distaste for Dee's egotism" (126), that Maggie has only "disgust with her sister," and that, "in the end, Dee's oppressive voice is mute, for Mama has narrated her out of the story altogether.
Living up to the brand's "Recklessly Extravagant" moniker, Prodigal Daughter elicits a heightened individuality that is powerful and diverse yet versatile for young women.
Instead, the prodigal daughter sparks an affair with married David.
EastEnders It's going to be a momentous week in Walford, as the Square's prodigal daughter returns and a dark secret finally comes out.
EASTENDERS (BBC ONE) IT's going to be a momentous week in Walford, as the Square's prodigal daughter returns and a dark secret finally comes out.
But because she isn't as vivid as her predecessor, the thesp makes it easier for Griffiths to claim centerstage as Brooke Wyeth, the prodigal daughter who arrives with the manuscript of a memoir that accuses her parents of driving their older son to suicide.
Tens of thousands of people stood by with baited breath as it began, waiting for the return of this prodigal daughter, whose dad is Lebanese.