Joined: 05 Nov 2003
Location: Yokohama, Japan
|Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:45 am Post subject: gifts for the child
|"Custom demanded that a person should have gifts for the child."
I think I understand the literal meaning, but I don't understand
why this sentence is particularly registered in a dictionary.
What kind of custom is this?
Here 'THE child', not 'children', so is it talking about a
particular anniversary or something of THE child?