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 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
But for NASA, we are not interested in a power-sharing deal, we are not going to help Jubilee out of their illegitimacy by forming a government with them.
Illegitimacy reflects consensus that the system is rotten and merits destruction.
Indeed, all of the early illegitimacy cases were brought by African American women and their children, but no Supreme Court opinion so much as mentions race.
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.
DNA analysis has identified two female-line relatives of the king living today, but new findings show evidence of at least one break in the male line an historic illegitimacy which could have farreaching consequences.
DNA analysis has identified two female-line relatives of the king living today, but new findings show evidence of at least one break in the male line - an historic illegitimacy - which could have far-reaching consequences.
The author investigates illegitimacy, marriage, and the ceremony of childbirth, applying a method derived from Michel Foucault that looks at occasions when women worked with or against the prevailing gender order.
Namely, many of the arguments that the opposition presented about the illegitimacy of the elections are probably valid and they should be a lesson for the ruling party.
We want to tell the people that regardless to their legitimacy or illegitimacy it is a murder of a human and thus the whole humanity," Naseem said.