Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To adjudge the paternity of a child; to adopt a child.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To fix a bastard child on some one, as its father. To declare whose child it is. 2 W. Bl. 1017.