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.
Chinese legal experts Saturday criticized the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal's ruling last week that gave the right of abode to children born in Hong Kong before their parents became residents and to the illegitimate children of Hong Kong parents.
But family itself was, in fifteenth-century Veneto, a composite and shifting body that could include illegitimate children, stray relatives, and servants.
This type of irresponsible approach to sexual misconduct has led to millions of illegitimate children as well as many other societal ills.
PEOPLE have discovered illegitimate children in their families or other family secrets through an online social history website, it was claimed today.
WILLIAM IV, the third son of George III, was legitimate himself but had 10 illegitimate children with actress Dorothy Jordan (Page 11, December 7).
Although at the beginning of her period, most corpses that found their way under the anatomist's scalpel and saw were those of executed criminals, the circle of eligibles widened appreciably over time to include unmarried mothers who died in childbirth, illegitimate children (no matter when they died), prisoners, and those receiving poor relief.
A PARTY to celebrate the life of the late legendary blues singer and womaniser Screamin' Jay Hawkins has attracted THIRTY-THREE of his illegitimate children.
Waller seeks to advance that agenda by constructing a psycho-cultural history of two cousins who were prominent court figures in England and also lovers parents of two illegitimate children, and authors.
In addition to charges of witchcraft, adultery and bearing illegitimate children, the two courts handled everything from murder and rape to appeals by sailors looking for back pay.
Some young women who've never done a day's honest work in their life think nothing of having a string of illegitimate children by different fathers then having a comfortable lifestyle on all the benefits they can collect, paid for by people who do work.
Those involved in overseas adoptions justified the practice on the grounds that it was virtually impossible to convince Irish families to adopt illegitimate children.