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Accouchement

ACCOUCHEMENT

The act of giving birth to a child.

The fact of accouchement may be proved by the direct testimony of someone who was present, such as a midwife or a physician, at the time of birth. It may be significant in proving parentage; for example, where there is some question about who is entitled to inherit property from an elderly person who died leaving only distant relatives.

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accouchement

accouchement (ă-koosh-mahnt) n. delivery of a baby.

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