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Synonyms for illegitimacy

Synonyms for illegitimacy

the state or quality of being illegal

the condition of being of illegitimate birth


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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Given the general lack of concern on the part of both Church and State for the fate of illegitimate children at home, or adopted overseas, prior to 1952, perhaps it is not surprising that there was no sense of urgency to initiate legislation that would legalize adoption at home and regulate the overseas process, especially as such legislation ran the risk of angering or offending the Hierarchy.
The definition of the status of illegitimate children also was flexible.
Although Sigismondo Malatesta had over ten illegitimate children, the only ones considered contenders for the succession were Vanetta Toschi's son Roberto and Isotta's son Sallustio.
He also pushes the data, using information on the number of illegitimate children ever born to address the provocative question, "Which of the two sexes is more to blame?
Besides some discussion of the rise in age at majority, republican legislation granting illegitimate children the same inheritance rights as legitimate children, and the fundamentals of the Civil Code's conservatism, there is no detailed coverage of ways that various "family romances" were related to the tortuous path of family legislation up to the time of the Civil Code.
Because blacks supposedly loved babies and because social agencies decided few opportunities existed for black adoption, these women kept their illegitimate children.
As an aside, there should be no illegitimate children under the law, only illegitimate parents at the most.
I am also descended via his son King Henry I, 25 illegitimate children on four different lines.
Subsequently she gave birth to two illegitimate children, both of whom she abandoned, one in Liverpool and the other in London.
Yet this work is not a history of any particular organization so much as a study of policies and attitudes toward unmarried women and illegitimate children during a turbulent century of world wars, the rise of the welfare state, and the sexual revolution.
Presented in chronological order, the book presents snippets of facts in a way that we can remember them - each reign is condensed into just five bullet points, for instance Henry I, who is said to have fathered 50 illegitimate children but his only legitimate son drowned; and Edward II, who was named the first Prince of Wales.
The number if calculated in terms of frequency, an average of about 2500 cases out of illegitimate children recorded each month, or 83 cases per day, and one illegitimate child for every '7 minutes.
Sharjah: Three housemaids who absconded from their sponsors have admitted to police that they gave birth to four illegitimate children from an unknown man.
Deborah Perkin, a former senior producer with BBC Wales, used her own funds to shoot a documentary about the plight of thousands of illegitimate children born every year who become outcasts in Morocco.
She had three illegitimate children of her own - a son who died childless and two daughters about whom there is little known.