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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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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]
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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The author is biased and presents modern law as the ultimate voice of the weak and disadvantaged members of society.
He identifies six antinomies between modern law and Islamic law that make their coexistence impossible.
Antonio Manuel Hespanha's discussion of "early modern law and the anthropological imagination," legal doctrines and common sense from everyday life, is an interesting interdisciplinary discussion, though without direct connection to Braudel.
In all parts of the UK, we need a modern law that affords children the same protection from being hit as adults.
Modern law enforcement agencies rely on properly trained, equipped, and staffed crisis negotiation teams to work with their tactical teams in handling the critical incidents that may develop.
Torture's value to the judicial system was therefore "closely tied to the role of proof in early modern law (43).
We now have a modern law than can keep pace with the changing needs of consumers and businesses, supports a strong economy and helps create more jobs.
The final section covers 'the new i nternational management' and discusses the new liberalism, the new diplomacy and the new state, the modern law of nations, public international organisation, allies and alliances, the European system and the 'revolution of internationalism'.
In contrast, Kaveny wrote, the Christian community witnesses to a "radically different understanding of time," not time as "an endless, colorless extension, much as it can appear to be in modern law firms," but as rhythmic, cyclical, related to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, and therefore "intrinsically valuable.
In a marriage of modern law and ancient mythology, a cell biologist and a long-time critic of biotechnology have filed for a broad patent on the making of human-animal chimeras.
Jurutha Brown's euphemistic concepts of ``experimental'' and ``reflect modern life'' have no place in the context of modern law enforcement.
It provides readers with a fresh and up-to-date review of the modern law in the light of traditional principles and rules of underlying commercial law, and the specific statutory rules of marine insurance as interpreted by case law, as moderated in practice by market practices and standard form marine insurance clauses.

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