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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Still, there is some hope for the likes of Gerson; he dared to mention "the collapsing family structure," which translates into the 73 percent out-of-wedlock birth rate for African-American females.
that can reduce out-of-wedlock birth rates and divorce rates to what they were as recently as when the Everly Brothers beseeched "Little Suzy" to wake up lest their reputations get shot.
Fatima Ali, 26, from Bury, kept the out-of-wedlock birth a secret from her family and friends.
Importantly, legitimation by the parents' marriage subsequent to an out-of-wedlock birth was recognized by the Roman-Dutch law.
The state developed a $4 million (over 4 years) out-of-wedlock birth reduction effort for 20-year-olds, which focuses on marriage.
The language of reform construes welfare "dependency" as an issue of out-of-wedlock birth, which, in turn, is seen as a feature of "underclass" culture.
The biggest decrease in the out-of-wedlock birth rate was a drop of 5.
The Seraglio includes erotic flirtation, war heroism, blackmail, an out-of-wedlock birth, self-mutilation, the conjuring of spirits, an opera premiere, sudden death, and a reunion of wives and lovers (seraglio is a word for harem).
Keating set goals to reduce the state's high out-of-wedlock birth and divorce rates and set aside $10 million from TANF savings for the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative.
President Clinton devoted portions of his last two State of the Union addresses to the issues of teen pregnancy and out-of-wedlock birth.
She wrote: "There are legitimate debates about the problems that plague the black community, from high incarceration rates to high out-of-wedlock birth rates to low graduation rates.