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The DC Code: § 16-2352 Definitions.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)
a
As used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
1
"Parent and child relationship" includes all rights, powers, privileges, immunities, duties and obligations existing under law between a parent and child, including rights of inheritance. The words apply equally to every child and every parent regardless of the marital status of the parents of the child.
2
"termination of the parent and child relationship" means the adjudication that a child is free from the custody and control of either or both of his or her living parents by means of a court order that completely severs and extinguishes the parent and child relationship.
b
The terms found in this subchapter which are defined in section 16-2301 of this chapter shall be given the same definition herein.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-2352. 1973 Ed., § 16-2352. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 2-22, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 16-2301. DC CODE § 16-2352 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Sept. 23, 1977, D.C. Law 2-22, title IV, § 410, 24 DCR 3341.)