Definition of Live birth

1. Noun. The birth of a living fetus (regardless of the length of gestation).

Generic synonyms: Birth, Nascence, Nascency, Nativity
Specialized synonyms: Blessed Event, Happy Event
Antonyms: Stillbirth

Lexicographical Neighbors of Live Birth

live a lie
live action
live album
live albums
live and learn
live and let live
live axle
live birth (current term)
live blog
live blogged
live blogging
live blogs
live body
live bottom
live by the sword, die by the sword
live down
live drop
live free or die
live in
live in poverty
live in sin
live it up

Literary usage of Live birth

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1878)
"The Scottish law on this subject presents us with this singular anomaly, that while it requires proof of respiration or crying as evidence of a live birth, ..."

2. Legal Medicine by Charles Meymott Tidy (1884)
"The law has not defined "live-birth," save by the decisions of the judges. live birth may be stated to be "-the manifestation of some certain sign or signs ..."

3. A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology by Henry Cadwalader Chapman (1892)
"CHAPTER X. Infanticide—live birth—Appearance of Infant Born at Full Term—Means of determining whether Child has ..."

4. The Practice of Obstetrics: Designed for the Use of Students and by James Clifton Edgar (1916)
"live birth. By live birth is meant simply that the fetus was born alive, ... A strict medico-legal rendering of the term live birth ignores entirely the ..."

5. The principles and practice of medical jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1873)
"live birth in civil cases.—The law of England has not defined the meaning of the term Birth, in reference to civil jurisprudence ; but if we are to be ..."

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