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Kennedy,

Robert Foster, U.S. neurologist, 1884-1952.
Foster Kennedy syndrome - Synonym(s): Kennedy syndrome
Kennedy syndrome - ipsilateral optic atrophy with central scotoma and contralateral choked disk or papilledema, caused by a meningioma of the ipsilateral optic nerve. Synonym(s): Foster Kennedy syndrome

foster

standing in for, surrogate.

foster mother
an adoptive dam that accepts the offspring of another for purposes of feeding. Usually planned because of the death or lack of milk in the natural dam.
foster practice
associated with a university veterinary school as a teaching practice.
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While Pearse was alone in promoting the concept of fosterage as a metaphor for a more enlightened teacher-pupil relationship, his identification of schooling as 'fostering .
To return to the Wordsworthian epigraph concerning fosterage by beauty and by fear, the objects and occasions of fear are cancelled from this particular script, resulting in a sharpening of focus on the aesthetic questions appropriate to fosterage by beauty.
32) Meanwhile, adoption did not exist in civil law: Chilean family law recognized only ties of "blood," to invoke contemporary parlance, and not those based on fosterage or other forms of fictive or spiritual kinship.
This cemented relations between them, and no chieftain would wage war on a clan where the kid was in fosterage.
Noting that adoption is usually a movement of children from lower to higher-status families, they examine the influence of the characteristics of children, governmental policies, and race, ethnicity, and racism in adoption and fosterage systems in the US, ending with a chapter on transnational adoption.
The solution found in Muslim societies is not termed << adoption >> but is then rather called << fosterage >> or some form of family arrangement for transferring the custody of a child.