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addaword.gifdefinition of baby box

noun
a box where where people can leave unwanted babies, who are then cared for by the authorities
The United Nations is increasingly concerned at the spread in Europe of "baby boxes" where infants can be secretly abandoned by parents, warning that the practice "contravenes the right of the child to be known and cared for by his or her parents".
Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/06/2012 11:14:00
Definition of baby box from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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