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Adoption of Children Act 1949

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13Definition of " relative "

(1)For the purposes of this Act, the expression "relative ", in relation to an infant, means a grandparent, brother, sister, uncle or aunt, whether of the full blood, of the half-blood or by affinity, and includes—

(a)where an adoption order has been made in respect of the infant or any other person, any person who would be a relative of the infant within the meaning of this definition if the adopted person were the child of the adopter born in lawful wedlock ;

(b)where the infant is illegitimate, the father of the infant and any person who would be a relative of the infant within the meaning of this definition if the infant were the legitimate child of its mother and father.

(2)The definition contained in the last foregoing subsection shall be substituted for the definition of

relativein the following enactments, that is to say subsection (2) of section sixteen of the Act of 1939, section two hundred and twenty of the Public Health Act, 1936, subsection (3) of section two hundred and seventy-two of the Public Health (London) Act, 1936, subsection (1) of section fifty-nine of the Children Act, 1948, and subsection (2) of section thirteen of the Nurseries and Child-Minders Regulation Act, 1948, and for the definition of " relatives " in subsection (2) of section eleven of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act, 1937.

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