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
References in classic literature ?
Not that they claim to be on precisely the same footing as the high folks of Belgrave Square and Grosvenor Place, but that they stand, with reference to them, rather in the light of those illegitimate children of the great who are content to boast of their connections, although their connections disavow them.
Long enough for Charlie to have five illegitimate children
WOULD YOU TRUST DICK CLARKE IF YOU KNEW HE FATHERED ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN AND SMOKES CRACK?
Twenty-five years later, with her three illegitimate children in tow, she's back home on the farm to take care of and to confront her dying father.
The question driving the book is thus whether and under what circumstances illegitimate children shared in their family's name, honor, and property during their father's lifetime or through inheritance.
Five Supreme Court judges agreed that the nationality law, which restricts granting citizenship to illegitimate children, is constitutional.
Milligan's two illegitimate children, Romany and James, will also attend to say goodbye to a father they barely knew.
She was inspired more specifically by some astounding figures she unearthed concerning adoption: between 1949 and 1956, 20,876 illegitimate children were born in Quebec, two-thirds of whom were put up for adoption--that's about 2,500 children a year.
Who knows how this will all turn out, but can we really trust the denials of a man who once publicly denounced unmarried mothers yet a few months later was discovered to have fathered three illegitimate children, none of whom were by his girlfriend of 16 years and two of whom he refused to recognise or support until the courts forced him to?
Whether it is crime, juvenile delinquency, spousal abuse, drug use, dropping out of school, poor grades in school, or juveniles being parents of illegitimate children, all of these factors directly correlate to illegitimacy.
Thatcher's illegitimate children, they embroil Renton in a massive heroin deal.
Marshall and Stock uncovered solid evidence to prove that Aldridge himself fathered several illegitimate children, the first of whom--a son named Ira Daniel born in May 1847--was brought up by Margaret as if he were her own.