A child of one's child. A child of one's legally adopted child. Batchelder v Walworth, 85 Vt 322, 82 A 7. Including an illegitimate child of one's own child only where the context in which it appears indicates a clear intent to include an illegitimate child. 10 Am J2d Bast §§ 138, 142. Included in a designation of "child" or "children" only where the context of the instrument or the surrounding facts and circumstances clearly indicate that such construction is required to accord with the intent of the grantor or maker. Bennett v Humphreys, 159 Kan 416, 155 P2d 413. A "child" for the purpose of the doctrine of advancements. 3 Am J2d Advancem § 25. A "child" within the meaning of the designation of dependents in a workmen's compensation statute. 58 Am J1st Workm Comp § 174. Ordinarily not a "child" within the meaning of such term appearing in a deed or will. 23 Am J2d Deeds § 216; Anno: 14 ALR2d 1242 23 Am J2d Deeds § 216; 53 Am J1st Wills §§ 1364, 1366. Not a "child" within the meaning of a designation of beneficiaries of a life insurance policy. 29A Am J Rev ed Ins § 1658. The word "children" in a statute relating to descent and distribution to brothers and sisters of the decedent and to "children" of any deceased brother and sister by right of representation does not include grandchildren. Dennis v Omaha Nat. Bank, 153 Neb 865, 46 NW2d 606, 27 ALR2d 674.

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