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.
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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
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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 ?
Who could approach them with the disclosure of their own illegitimacy before their father and mother had been dead a week?
"A degradation to illegitimacy and ignorance, to be married to a respectable, intelligent gentlemanfarmer!"
He said that he has filed an application with the Administrative District Court, asking to lift the government's decision because of its illegitimacy. According to Muiznieks, the government may decide against appointment of a new rector only if the Law on Higher Educational Institutions or the LU Constitution have been breached.
In practice, illegitimacy could be less of a stigma in late medieval England than it became between the sixteenth and late twentieth centuries.
In the framework of its Judaization and aggressive plans for the displacement of Palestinians, the occupation authorities stepped up settlement operations in the West Bank, especially in the occupied city of Al-Quds, ignoring the international resolutions that confirm the illegitimacy of settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories demanding their cessation.
"The re-imposition of sanctions against Iran after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, which had been unanimously adopted by the Security Council with the support of the US itself, lays bare the illegitimacy of this action," said UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy in a statement August 22.
Shanmuga, who represented the Johor Muslim couple and their child, said his clients wanted the indicators of illegitimacy removed from the child's birth certificate to prevent stigma.
He said: "Due to their illegitimacy, they are now unable to form a government due to greed.
Daesh and other brands of murderous extremism are the results of political illegitimacy. Legitimacy exists when there is societal consensus that a political system is right and just: consensus reflecting the consent of the governed.
For instance, when advocates challenged "illegitimacy" penalties such as the denial of wrongful death and workers' compensation, inheritance rights, and government benefits to nonmarital children and their parents, they often argued that such policies had a disparate impact on families of color.
Leave aside for a moment the illegitimacy of maneuvering into the Cardiff top job with only 12 Plaid seats in the Senedd against Jones' 29, leaving wannabe Wood a potential puppet of 11 opportunist Cons and disgraced Neil "A Liar and a Cheat" Hamilton's 7 Purple Shirts.
CAIRO, Jan 20 (KUNA) -- The Arab League on Wednesday welcomed European Union (EU) opposition to expanding, illegal Jewish settlements in Palestine, saying that it validates the illegitimacy of these settlements.