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§ 1901.
Definitions
For the purposes of this subchapter—
(1) The term “insurance” means National Service Life Insurance.
(2) The terms “widow” or “widower” mean a person who was the lawful spouse of the insured at the maturity of the insurance.
(3) The term “child” means a legitimate child, an adopted child, and, if designated as beneficiary by the insured, a stepchild or an illegitimate child.
(4) The terms “parent”, “father”, and “mother” mean a father, mother, father through adoption, mother through adoption, persons who have stood in loco parentis to a member of the military or naval forces at any time before entry into active service for a period of not less than one year, and a step­parent, if designated as beneficiary by the insured.
(Pub. L. 85–857, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1148, § 701; renumbered § 1901, Pub. L. 102–83, § 5(a), Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 406.)