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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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Bringing the theatrical experience of the past to bear on the academic concerns of the present (rather than simply the reverse), Illegitimate Theatre in London investigates not only Romanticism's emergence as an historical and cultural phenomenon, but how our own critical assumptions were shaped by that process.
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