Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Still-born Child Definition:

A child which which did not at any time after being completely expelled from its mother breathe or show any signs of life.

The Attorney's Dictionary of Medicine defines "stillborn" as:

"Born dead; said of an infant who is born dead."

In an English, statute, the 1953 Births and Deaths Registration Act, a still-born child is defined as follows, at §41:

"Still-born child means a child which has issued forth from its mother after the twenty-fourth week of pregnancy and which did not at any time, after being completely expelled from its mother, breathe or show any signs of life."

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