filius nullius

noun
fi·​li·​us nul·​li·​us | \ ˈfi-lē-əs-ˈnə-lē-əs, -nə-ˈlī-əs; ˈfē-lē-u̇s-ˈnu̇-lē-u̇s \

Legal Definition of filius nullius

: an illegitimate child : bastard

called also filius populi

History and Etymology for filius nullius

Medieval Latin, literally, no one's son

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“Filius nullius.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/filius%20nullius. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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