Guardianship of Infants Act, 1964


2.—In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires—

“adoption order” means an adoption order made under the Adoption Act, 1952 , and for the time being in force;

“father” includes a male adopter under an adoption order but does not include the natural father of an illegitimate infant;

“illegitimate infant” does not include any infant adopted under an adoption order;

“infant” means a person under twenty-one years of age;

“maintenance” includes education;

“mother” includes a female adopter under an adoption order;

“parent” means a father or mother as defined by this section;

“testamentary guardian” means a guardian appointed by deed or will;

“welfare”, in relation to an infant, comprises the religious and moral, intellectual, physical and social welfare of the infant.