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  211.442.  Definitions. — As used in sections 211.442 to 211.487, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Child", an individual under eighteen years of age;

  (2)  "Minor", any person who has not attained the age of eighteen years;

  (3)  "Parent", a biological parent or parents of a child, as well as, the husband of a natural mother at the time the child was conceived, or a parent or parents of a child by adoption, including both the mother and the putative father of a child.  The putative father of a child shall have no legal relationship unless he, prior to the entry of a decree under sections 211.442 to 211.487, has acknowledged the child as his own by affirmatively asserting his paternity.


(L. 1978 H.B. 972 § 1, A.L. 1982 H.B. 1171, et al., A.L. 1985 H.B. 366, et al.)

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