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The orphans property specifies the minimum number of lines in a block container that must be left at the bottom of a page.


Values <integer> | inherit
Initial value 2
Applies to block container elements
Inherited Yes


  • <integer>
    Only positive values are allowed.

  • inherit
    Takes the same specified value as the property for the element's parent.

CSS Reference

The CSS specification defines the orphans property in 13.3.2 Breaks inside elements.