illegitimacy

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illegitimacy:

see bastardbastard,
person born out of wedlock whose legal status is illegitimacy. In civil law countries and in about half the states of the United States, the union of the parents in marriage after birth makes the child legitimate.
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Illegitimacy

bend sinister
supposed stigma of illegitimate birth. [Heraldry: Misc.]
Clinker, Humphry
servant of Bramble family turns out to be illegitimate son of Mr. Bramble. [Br. Lit.: Humphry Clinker, Payton, 324]
Edmund
illegitimate son of Earl of Gloucester; conspires against father. [Br. Hist.: King Lear]
Jones, Tom
revealed to be Squire Allworthy’s sister Bridget’s illegitimate son. [Br. Lit.: Fielding Tom Jones]
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He would therefore receive a share in the inheritance, while the natural son would be evicted from the father's house.
Following her death, it was revealed that her adopted son Mr John Anthony was in fact her natural son by a brief fling with a motorcyclist.
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What is intriguing in the case is that the 28-year-old Stoyanov is a stepson to Siderov, and a natural son to his wife Kapka Siderova.
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The band, led by Mark Stuart (he's been here several times with his wife, Stacey Earle), were given the thumbs-up by the great man himself and the family link was developed further when Johnny's natural son helped produce the band's debut album.
Carew was the home of famous characters such as the beautiful Princess Nest, known as the Helen of Wales; Sir Rhys ap Thomas, who fought with Henry Tudor at the battle of Bosworth; and Sir John Perrot, reputed to be the natural son of Henry VIII.
Luckily, we both got on well with our adoptive mother's natural son, Nick.
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