The stepmother in this case stands in the place of the natural parent.
He can also inherit from his natural parent and kindred as if he had not been adopted.
Madonna was loved then in France—loved as a natural parent, a real mother.
It would be so nice to have a natural parent that was really interested in his daughter's affairs.
This love was unconsciously visible in trifles: it is the natural parent of Good Taste.
The Roman gens was patriarchal; the children inherited from their natural parent.
They are thrown to the cannibal for prey, and the natural parent prepares the unnatural repast.
How could he choose for his second father the very man who had deprived him of his first and natural parent?
Constraint, he said, is the natural parent of resistance, and a pregnant proof that reason is not on the side of those who use it.
Mr. Hastings passes by his natural parent, and appoints another woman.