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NURTURE. The act of taking care of children and educating them: the right to the nurture of children generally belongs to the father till the child shall arrive at the age of fourteen years, and not longer. Till then, he is guardian by nurture. Co. Litt. 38 b. But in special cases the mother will be preferred to the father; 5 Binn. R. 520; 2 S. & R. 174; and after the death of the father, the mother is guardian by nurture. Fl. 1. 1, c. 6; Com. Dig. Guardian, D.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The mean score of behavior, perceptual, enabling and nurturer factors in early detection of breast cancer was 36.530.5, 74.6, 65.519.9 and 68.120.7, respectively (Table 2).
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"My mother was the nurturer. My dad was the pusher."
The feminist movement is "hurtful to women" because it encourages them to give up their natural roles as mothers, homemakers and nurturers, a top staff member with Focus on the Family asserted recently.
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They are no doubt more agalitarian than in the past, but men are still the chief rulers in political, social, and economic affairs and women the chief nurturers at home and at work.
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And although black women continue to function as the community's primary nurturers, prevailing attitudes among African-American women are more targeted toward issues of self-actualization.
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'Women have a mammoth task of being nurturers, caretakers, pillars and providers of warmth to their families.

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