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 periodicals archive ?
In Wales, with its strict chapel tradition, the taboos against illegitimate birth were particularly strong.
(Most of these children died of exposure, or were eaten by dogs.) While illegitimate birth certainly swelled the numbers of infants abandoned in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, abandonment rates never equalled those of the tumultuous 1600s, when Church initiatives had only begun.
From his illegitimate birth on the outskirts of Florence on February 12 1923, Zeffirelli rose to become one of Italy's most prolific directors, working with such opera greats as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and his beloved Maria Callas, as well Hollywood stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Mel Gibson, Cher and Judi Dench.
A Johor Muslim couple are not trying to change their child's illegitimate birth status to legitimate by asking the National Registration Department (NRD) to change his name, but merely wanted the 'bin Abdullah' patronym dropped, the couple's lawyer said.
In a slave-owning society that placed a high premium on pure European blood, both his racial origins and illegitimate birth undoubtedly limited some of his life options, but ultimately they posed no obstacle to his saintly career.
In a skillfully subtle way van Praag leads Yeshua through the social consequences of dealing with his illegitimate birth, his encounter with his intensely pious cousin, and his spiritual illumination derived from his own mystical sense of vocation to a life shaped by the will of his divine Father.
For his study, Francis chose three measures of sexual behaviour: The illegitimate birth ratio; the teen birth share; and the incidence of gonorrhea, a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease that tends to spread quickly.
He insisted that 'when they came to deal with illegitimate children, whose lives were in fact a burden and in the way, it became the more necessary to take care that no wrong was done.' (9) The surviving voices of those involved in suspected infanticide cases similarly alluded to the stigma attached to an illegitimate birth in Ireland during this period.
He, too, suffered misfortune, including illegitimate birth and absence of a father, unrequited love, wounding in the Great War, and premature death during the influenza epidemic of 1918.
This is particularly a problem when you get back to the 19th century when there were many thousands of illegitimate births. This was then an evil which was unspoken of with families going to extreme lengths to cover up an illegitimate birth.
Fiorillo starts with an interesting notion: that there is at least sometimes a connection between illegitimate birth and great achievement.
As a nun, of illegitimate birth, and also marginalized by her birth in colonial Mexico--though white and relatively wealthy--Sor Juana found some independence in the clergy; but, even in the Hieronymite order--allowed to pursue her scholarly interests and to maintain an intellectual circle (pp.