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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.
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il•le•git•i•ma•cy

(ˌɪl ɪˈdʒɪt ə mə si)

n., pl. -cies.
the state or quality of being illegitimate.
[1670–80]
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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
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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.
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illegitimacy

noun
1. The state or quality of being illegal:
2. The condition of being of illegitimate birth:
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Translations
عَدَم شَرْعِيَّه
nelegitimnost
ulovlighed
házasságon kívüliség
ólögmæti; óréttmæti
nelegitímnosť
kanuna aykırılıkpiçlik

illegitimacy

[ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtɪməsɪ] Nilegitimidad f
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

illegitimacy

n
(of child)Unehelichkeit f
(= unlawfulness)Unzulässigkeit f; (of government)Unrechtmäßigkeit f
(of argument, conclusion)Unzulässigkeit f
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illegitimacy

[ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtɪməsɪ] nillegittimità
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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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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.
Legal and societal disadvantages of illegitimate children have not discouraged unmarried couples from creating them, a family law expert told members of the Supreme Court (SC).
"We are happy that the city government and its partners came-up with this program because Region 8 is rank second with the most number of illegitimate children in the country," Perante said.
When met outside the court, Amarjeet confirmed that the solution sought by the government would be an 'overall solution' for all Muslim illegitimate children facing the 'bin Abdullah' problem and would not be limited to the child in this lawsuit, saying: 'It is wider than one case.'
July 13: Hindustan Times states that journalist Reham Khan, who was briefly married to Imran Khan, has claimed in her autobiography that the cricketer-turned-politician told her that he sired at least five illegitimate children, including "some" Indians.
Vince and Mario are the illegitimate children of Leticia who is working in a nightclub.
I am also descended via his son King Henry I, 25 illegitimate children on four different lines.
Subsequently she gave birth to two illegitimate children, both of whom she abandoned, one in Liverpool and the other in London.
Yet this work is not a history of any particular organization so much as a study of policies and attitudes toward unmarried women and illegitimate children during a turbulent century of world wars, the rise of the welfare state, and the sexual revolution.
Presented in chronological order, the book presents snippets of facts in a way that we can remember them - each reign is condensed into just five bullet points, for instance Henry I, who is said to have fathered 50 illegitimate children but his only legitimate son drowned; and Edward II, who was named the first Prince of Wales.
The number if calculated in terms of frequency, an average of about 2500 cases out of illegitimate children recorded each month, or 83 cases per day, and one illegitimate child for every '7 minutes.
Sharjah: Three housemaids who absconded from their sponsors have admitted to police that they gave birth to four illegitimate children from an unknown man.