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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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If vacuums of political illegitimacy are not sealed properly, Syria and Iraq will continue to host parasites capable of doing great damage internationally.
Those consequences are visible in the Court's approach to illegitimacy classifications, which sees their primary harm as punishing "innocent children" for parental "transgressions," leaving untouched the legitimacy of privileging marriage in public and private law.
Gender historians will appreciate his skillful and nuanced analysis of illegitimacy, marriage, and childbirth.
Results showed that the relationship between the manipulation of severity of copycatting and anger is mediated by victims' perception that the other person is intentionally attempting to damage their identity and the illegitimacy of the copying, and the experience of anger subsequently leading to endorsed confrontation with the perpetrator.
Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State is a rich and rewarding book, being an impressive contribution to debates about the illegitimacy of the modern state.
Biblical references to illegitimacy contain mixed messages.
There are many ways in which illegitimacy can be found in official documents, such as parish registers or wills.
The large font used in the book means that the individual biographies are rather short, which offers the author little space in which to convince readers of any real connection between illegitimacy and achievement.
Although the sense of shame attached to illegitimacy and illicit sex drove some couples to tie the knot in haste and repent at leisure, a growing number were choosing to divorce - and their emotional decisions eventually led to changes in the law, that were to have a profound effect on other families.
There is a spectrum in the world of illegitimacy from cold murderers to family men earning a living and essentially not hurting anyone.
State-subsidised illegitimacy was unknown in those days.
Since Congress approved comprehensive welfare reform in 1996, however, we've seen dramatic improvements in child poverty and illegitimacy rates.
The boy has to deal with shame, betrayal, illegitimacy, adultery, hatred, racist bullying and estrangement.
She's a smart-mouthed scholarship student who lives with her mother, with a big chip on her shoulder about both her illegitimacy and her Italian heritage.
This article investigates family formation in Cape Town through the lens of illegitimacy, amongst a population which was, for most of the period under review, part free and part slave.