illegitimacy

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il·le·git·i·ma·cy

 (ĭl′ĭ-jĭt′ə-mə-sē)
n.
1. The quality or condition of being illegitimate.
2. Offensive The condition of being born to parents not married to each other.

il•le•git•i•ma•cy

(ˌɪl ɪˈdʒɪt ə mə si)

n., pl. -cies.
the state or quality of being illegitimate.
[1670–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.illegitimacy - the status of being born to parents who were not married
status, position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
2.illegitimacy - unlawfulness by virtue of not being authorized by or in accordance with law
unlawfulness - the quality of failing to conform to law
legitimacy - lawfulness by virtue of being authorized or in accordance with law

illegitimacy

noun
1. bastardy, bastardism Divorce and illegitimacy lead to millions of one-parent families.
2. illegality, unconstitutionality, unlawfulness, illicitness, irregularity They denounced the illegitimacy and oppressiveness of the regime.

illegitimacy

noun
1. The state or quality of being illegal:
2. The condition of being of illegitimate birth:
Translations
عَدَم شَرْعِيَّه
nelegitimnost
ulovlighed
házasságon kívüliség
ólögmæti; óréttmæti
nelegitímnosť
kanuna aykırılıkpiçlik

illegitimacy

[ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtɪməsɪ] Nilegitimidad f

illegitimacy

[ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtɪməsi]
n [child] → naissance f hors mariage
At home, his illegitimacy was never mentioned → À la maison, la question de sa naissance hors mariage n'était jamais abordée.
modif [rate, scandal] → des naissances hors mariage

illegitimacy

n
(of child)Unehelichkeit f
(= unlawfulness)Unzulässigkeit f; (of government)Unrechtmäßigkeit f
(of argument, conclusion)Unzulässigkeit f

illegitimacy

[ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtɪməsɪ] nillegittimità

illegitimate

(iliˈdʒitəmət) adjective
1. born of parents not married to each other.
2. unacceptable or not allowed (especially by law).
ˌilleˈgitimately adverb
ˌilleˈgitimacy noun
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Luz feels sure that she belongs in the aristocracy, even though her financial situation and illegitimate birth would prove her wrong.
From early times Spanish legal custom had provided relief to a limited number of those affected by the perceived "defects" of illegitimate birth or Jewish or Moorish blood.
We go from her illegitimate birth, via her disastrous flirtation with drugs and affairs with men and women, to her tragic death in 1959.
A few years ago, noted historian Dr Michael Jones claimed the Abney-Hastings family should occupy the throne instead of Queen Elizabeth, because the alleged illegitimate birth of Edward IV made void the legitimacy of his descendants.
Turner presented not an iota of the mitigating evidence that frequently proved decisive in averting a death sentence -- nothing about McCleskey's illegitimate birth to skid row parents, his childhood spent selling bootleg liquor to patrons of neighborhood gambling houses to supplement the family income, or the many times he called the police to stop his stepfather from battering his mother.
From London's illegitimate birth (the product of an unlikely union between a spiritualist mother and a father described as 'an itinerant astrologer'), he led a rough, tough, dramatic existence.
Undoubtedly, David Leeming's James Baldwin embodies this principle, for it opens with the circumstance of the subject's illegitimate birth on August 2, 1924, and closes with an account of his funeral on December 8, 1987.
Cardano (1501-1576), the Italian polymath physician who was barred from practicing because of his illegitimate birth, is the subject of three German contributions included here.
In this second period the father was responsible for providing sustenance, whether the child was of legitimate or illegitimate birth.
The Tragedian is the first part of a trilogy and covers the years from Kean's illegitimate birth in 1789 to his first great triumph at London's Drury Lane in January, 1814.
But what it all adds up to is a life study of an urban landscape, from its illegitimate birth through traumatic maturity, and on into a not-quite death that, for the generations who call City of God home, is a perpetually self-fulfilling cycle.
Schaff's formal theological education followed his conversion to Wurttemberg pietism and its tolerant ecumenical outlook, after an obscure illegitimate birth in Chur and his own dismissal from Chur due to his participation in a "secret sin" (masturbation) group.