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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