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STEP-SON. In Latin privignus, is the son of one's wife, or of one's husband.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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You then turned your attention to the real object of your anger, your step-son, Liam."
Firemen in breathing apparatus found the children in their nightclothes in one bedroom and the body of the step-son and the mother in their rooms.
In one particularly disturbing incident, he nailed the hand of his 10-year-old step-son to a kitchen worktop in a re-enactment of a scene from the 18-rated film Dirty Sanchez.
MY step-son has just applied for a job and had to produce evidence of his identity - a current passport - plus evidence of his address - bank, credit card or mortgage statements.
His wife Lynda, 56, step-son Lee Shergold, 32, from Chorley, and three Merseyside men, Rodney Bishop, 38, Christopher Pye, 33, and John Climo, 33, deny murder.
And more than 800,000 watched as Billy finally got his comeuppance at the hands of his step-son Lorcan.
A DISGRACED former health service finance chief who cheated his Leamington-based step-son and daughter-in-law out of pounds 20,000 has avoided jail.
Since the August 22 killing she has supported her step-son Liam and helped her 10-year-old son recover from the trauma.
Q I WAS checking our camcorder the other day and found that my 20-year-old step-son has been secretly filming our neighbour's daughter, who's only 12.
A POLICE officer's step-son was locked up for three months yesterday after he tried to deal Ecstasy at T in the Park.
She leaves a daughter, Cynthia and her husband Anthony Bennett with whom she lived; a son, Michael Banfill of Oxford; a step-son, Michael Delude of Worcester; a grandson, Anthony Bennett, Jr.; a great grand-daughter, Kacie Bennett and a sister, Diane Sawin.
A CITY centre cafe boss put in a marathon effort to raise money for the boxing club his step-son attends.