child of sin


child of sin
   obsolete
   an illegitimate child
   The sin was its conception, at least so far as the mother was concerned. Also as child or grief or love child:
    I have fallen! I am a mother, and my poor dear boy is the child of sin. (Mayhew, 1862)
    She's never been the same since she lost that child of grief. (Macdonald, 1971)

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