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 ?
A degradation to illegitimacy and ignorance, to be married to a respectable, intelligent gentlemanfarmer
Who could approach them with the disclosure of their own illegitimacy before their father and mother had been dead a week?
2) One possible reason for the mixed results is that illegitimacy might affect per recipient benefits either directly, due to voters' concerns about illegitimacy, or indirectly, because it affects the size of the state's welfare population.
Certainly, we cannot justify the stigmatization of an individual child as illegitimate (as in "you bastard"), but we must restigmatize illegitimacy as an institution.
Unfortunately, this plan ignores America's biggest social problem: the catastrophic rise of illegitimacy.
Moynihan says that a two-year limit for welfare eligibility, and work requirements, might have worked 30 years ago, when the nation's illegitimacy rate was 5 percent, but today it is 33 percent.
Will said illegitimacy rates are 68% among blacks and 24% among whites, and rising faster among whites.
RAMALLAH, Oct 10 (KUNA) -- The Palestine Liberation Organization said on Wednesday that EU statements are compatible with the Palestinian stand on illegitimacy of the Jewish settlements.
Turning to Syria, Amine said the considerable use of weapons by the Syrian opposition indeed proves this opposition's illegitimacy.
Legitimacy, illegitimacy, and the right to rule; windows on Abimelech's rise and demise in Judges 9.
RAMALLAH, September 4, 2011 (WAFA) -- PLO Executive Committee Sunday affirmed the illegitimacy of Palmer report, considering it a clear violation of international laws, directly breaching its resolutions, which affirmed the illegitimacy of the occupation, particularly the land and sea blockade imposed on Gaza.
Andrey silich's deputy for legal issues Ayur Jorviev in turn said a counter-police report was filed concerning illegitimacy of actions of Azamat Murzaliev.