Definition of Stepchild

1. Noun. A child of your spouse by a former marriage.

Generic synonyms: Child, Kid
Specialized synonyms: Stepdaughter, Stepson



Definition of Stepchild

1. n. A bereaved child; one who has lost father or mother.

Definition of Stepchild

1. Noun. A stepson or stepdaughter ¹

2. Noun. The family ''role'' (responsibilities and behavioural standards) of a stepchild. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) A bereaved child; one who has lost father or mother. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stepchild

1. [n -CHILDREN]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stepchild

step overs
step stool
step stools
step to the fore
step up
step up to the plate
stepanovite
stepaunt
stepaunts
stepbairn
stepbro
stepbros
stepbrother
stepbrothers
stepchart
stepchild (current term)
stepchildhood
stepchildren
stepcousin
stepcousins
stepdad
stepdads
stepdame
stepdames
stepdance
stepdancer
stepdaughter
stepdaughters
stepfamilies
stepfamily

Literary usage of Stepchild

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1. The Transfer Tax Law of the State of New York: Being Sections 220 to 245 by George Washington McElroy (1909)
"This section was further amended by chapter 310, Laws 1908, by striking out the word " stepchild " where it appeared by the amendment of 1907 above referred ..."

2. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1900)
"... a stepparent or stepchild or parent-in-law, etc., was never allowed in Roman custom or law; affinity, in the direct line, always was a bar to marriage. ..."

3. The Inheritance Tax Law: Containing All American Decisions and Existing Statutes by Arthur Walker Blakemore, Hugh Bancroft (1912)
"... husband, wife, lineal descendant, stepchild, child adopted as aforesaid, child of a stepchild or of such adopted child, the wife or widow of a son, ..."

4. The Elements of Child-protection by Sigmund Engel (1912)
"When all is said and done, it is impossible to expect a stepmother to have the same love for the stepchild as for the children of her own body, ..."

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