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 ?
Lydgate was a natural son of Bulstrode's, a fact which seemed to justify her suspicions of evangelical laymen.
He was soon joined by the natural son of the sultan, a handsomely-built young fellow, who, according to the custom of the country, was the sole heir of the paternal goods, to the exclusion of the old man's legitimate children.
When every possible means had been tried in vain; when her father and mother had plainly told my old friend (the cause of my misfortune) that they would never consent to their daughter's marriage with a man who had upon his conscience the death of a woman and the life of a natural son, even though Evelina herself should implore them upon her knees; then, sir, there only remained to me one last hope, a hope as slender and fragile as the willow-branch at which a drowning wretch catches to save himself.
Fijate que lo primero que surge cuando hay una desgracia natural son los chistes, igual cuando hay una desgracia politica, como la llegada de Donald Trump.
El Met, el MoMa o el Museo de Historia Natural son autenticos tesoros.
In Van, I posed with my natural son, and sent the photograph to his father in Providence.
Additionally, Genesis 15:4 implies that Eliezer was not Abraham's natural son, as God promises there that none but your very own issue shall be your heir.
Muhammad Ali Junior, 45, Ali's only natural son, says he has only had three "measly" payments of PS2,000 in the last two months and is sleeping on a friend's floor in Florida, days from living on the streets because he can't afford rent.
Muhammad Ali junior - the fighter's only natural son - says he has only received three "measly payments" of PS2000 in the last two months and is sleeping on a friend's floor in Florida.
Muhammad Ali Junior, 45 - the fighter's only natural son - says he has only received three "measly payments" of [euro]2,285 in the last two months and is sleeping on a friend's floor in Florida, just days away from living on the streets because he can't afford to pay any rent.
Desde luego, los cultivos localizados en esta region natural son los mas beneficiados, y ellos son, precisamente, aquellos que se destinan al mercado urbano, industrial o externo.
Though the meeting went smoothly, with the boxing legend's seven daughters, his natural son, Muhammad Ali Jr.