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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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we respectfully ask that you denounce Castros successor as illegitimate in the absence of free, fair, and multiparty elections, and call upon the international community to support the right of the Cuban people to decide their future.
A message to patriots and comrades, vivacontinue the struggle against the despots and the illegitimate usurps of power," he said.
New Delhi [India], Feb 1 ( ANI ): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech stressed that the Government does not consider cryptocurrencies as legal tender, and will take measures to eradicate use of crytocurrencies for illegitimate activities.
We in Nasa had repeatedly declared before this Supreme Court ruling today that we consider this government to be illegitimate and do not recognise it,' he said.
Secretary Information APHC Abdul Hameed Lone told reporter that October 27 is being observed as Black Day against India's illegitimate occupation of Kashmir till the freedom of Kashmir.
The KRG has to cancel the illegitimate referendum results to empower Iraq's unity for a serious dialogue with Baghdad," Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi's office said in a statement on Monday, Anadolu reported.
We believe that students are fully entitled to prevent elections that are illegitimate and illegal especially bearing in mind that the committee has already started working and is to provide draft amendments to the Senate concerning the Statute of Ss.
In addition, pharmacies must be prepared to quarantine suspect products from regular inventories, to remove illegitimate products from the supply chain and to notify the FDA and all trading partners (within 24 hours) after determining that a product is illegitimate.
They are themselves illegitimate as they ignore the judicial branch," Cabello said, adding that this "provocative and destabilizing attitude" was derived from "imperialist orders.
It is forcing second-chance spouses to cohabit as criminals, and producing innocent children branded by law as illegitimate offspring.
But the armed opposition faction of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO), led by his former deputy, Riek Machar, said the action was unconstitutional and that president Kiir, governors and national and state legislatures were therefore illegitimate, plunging the country into constitutional crisis.
The development of London's minor theaters provided the institutional framework for her first book, Illegitimate Theatre in London, 1770--1840, and for much of her subsequent research and writing, but legitimacy and illegitimacy were terms that Jane developed through a dazzling range of formal, aesthetic, performative, institutional, cultural, social, and political registers.