Definition for PU'PIL

PU'PIL, n.2 [Fr. pupille; L. pupillus, dim. of pupa, pupus. See Pup.]

  1. A youth or scholar of either sex under the care of an instructor or tutor. – Locke.
  2. A ward; a youth or person under the care of a guardian. – Dryden.
  3. In the civil law, a boy or girl under the age of puberty, that is, under 14 if a male, and under 12 if a female. – Encyc.

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