illegitimacy

[ il-i-jit-uh-muh-see ]SEE DEFINITION OF illegitimacy

Synonyms for illegitimacy

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There is a sin of illegitimacy, which, indeed, I would emphasize as strongly as I am able.

Even if illegitimacy were the only reason, that would not concern the philologist.

Illegitimacy is, however, the larger problem in rural amentia.

Illegitimacy seems not to have been a matter of the slightest consequence.

It does not abdicate, when men allege the illegitimacy of its authority.

The illegitimacy of this procedure has already been pointed out.

And you must have proofs of his illegitimacy if you will only give them.

See Legitimacy and Legitimation; and, for statistics, Illegitimacy.

Illegitimacy is often due to ignorance of men as well as of women.

The Susians had not the least interest in the legitimacy or illegitimacy of the king.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s; see illegitimate + -acy.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ILLEGITIMACY

bar sinister

nounevidence of illegitimacy
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