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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Leaders in Moscow and Tehran know the cause-and-effect of the Assad regime's illegitimacy and the rise of the Daesh caliphate.
I have provided detailed historical accounts of constitutional litigation campaigns against illegitimacy penalties that targeted nonmarital children and their parents, and of debates over the constitutionality of restrictions on nonmarital fathers' parental rights.
We quite simply do not have the kind of information needed to determine either the birth rate or the survival rate of slave infants." (35) This lacuna forms a gap in any reckoning of illegitimacy during 180 years of Cape slavery (1658-1838).
This explains in large part why the contraceptive revolution was associated with an increase in both abortion and illegitimacy."
Finally, Richard Blumenstein misunderstood my argument about the demographics of Israeli-Palestinian relations when I wrote that Perle's and Frum's advice to Palestinians to "swallow disappointment" was "hardly a compelling cure for Palestinian-Israeli hostility, especially when Palestinians are a generation away from being a demographic majority between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River." He ascribes to me the qualities of a "clever rejectionist" who seeks to illustrate Israel's illegitimacy. My point was that as the Arab and Jewish populations in Israel and the Occupied Territories become close to equal, a diplomatic solution becomes more urgent.
At the center of Moody's revisionary account of the period is the concept of illegitimacy. In its simplest sense, the term "illegitimate" came to mean any theatrical performance not taking place in Covent Garden or Drury Lane, the two inheritors of original theatrical patents granted by Charles II at the Restoration.
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The disgrace associated with illegitimacy attached itself to the child as well as the mother.
The problem of illegitimacy is addressed from a more sociological perspective by W.
She is the author of The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Scholars Press, 1982) and The Illegitimacy of Jesus (Harper and Row, 1987; Crossroad, 1992; and Sheffield, 1994).
He noted that with so many women working, families and society paid a price "in falling birthrates and rising delinquency, in teenage drug abuse, alcohol abuse, promiscuity, illegitimacy and abortions and in the high divorce rate among working parents.
Public Lives, Private Secrets: Gender, Honor, Sexuality, and Illegitimacy in Colonial Spanish America, by Ann Twinam.