orphan,n.1. A child whose parents are dead. [Cases: Infants  2.C.J.S. Infants §§ 12, 108, 198.] 2. A child with one dead parent and one living parent. — More properly termed half orphan. 3. A child who has been deprived of parental care and has not been legally adopted; a child without a parent or guardian. [Cases: Infants  157.]

[Blacks Law 8th]