illegitimacy

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Synonyms for illegitimacy

the state or quality of being illegal

the condition of being of illegitimate birth

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Synonyms for illegitimacy

the status of being born to parents who were not married

unlawfulness by virtue of not being authorized by or in accordance with law

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Prince Albert has acknowledged the possibility that he sired two illegimate children (a full acknowledgement is pending DNA testing).
(14.) See id (positing that a judge's inability to provide a reason for a decision might stem from the reason being illegimate, including, for example, "that the plaintiff should win because the plaintiff is white").
There is nothing illegimate about list-voting, but civil society activists are pushing to reform the context in which it takes place.
(116) While she managed to secure a measure of economic independence, Felice never engaged in investments of comparable type or scope to those of the Duchess of Ferrara, and her wealth was negligible by comparison with that of Lucrezia, a woman who was also the illegimate daughter of a pope.
Warde Maynard, the illegimate son of Dixon and a station owner's daughter, is adopted and raised as white by his grandfather, and tutored--unbeknown to the boy--by his father, Dickon.