illegitimacy

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illegitimacy

Nonmarital, out of wedlock Social medicine The legal status of a child born to unwed parents
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18) In this formulation, the body of the play's bastard child is "untimely matter" and Shakespeare's vigil for the return of the lingering ghosts of the Reformation that haunt the margins of the play.
There was nothing preventing a bastard child from possessing land.
The menu degustation is soon to be replaced by the culinary bastard child of 2008's cash crisis: le menu stagLation.
On Martinique, the primary languages are French and Creole, the latter existing uneasily (like all creoles) alongside the standard language with which it shares kinship; like a bastard child, Creole is inevitably considered inferior, a mark of the underclass, and - worse for the middle class - an audible reminder of the island's status as an outpost of Empire.
As a constitutional right, then, abortion is a bastard child, tolerated but shamed, required but unloved, the unwelcome product of the union between individual freedom of choice and collective guilt over what to some appears to be irresponsible or immoral behavior.
Thus, for instance, Joca, Mardonio's bastard child, hired gun, and incarnation of rural Northeastern violence, can nonchalantly murder his own father.
This culinary abomination is the bastard child of the traditional turkey.
Despite its French popularizers, it is the bastard child of American New Criticism of the 1930s and '40s - in particular, the precept that the meaning of a text is not controlled by the artist's intention.
You know it's always been a phenomenon to me, cabaret was kind of like the bastard child of theater.
That's nothing to do with the fact that they are struggling near the bottom of the league or how they're playing but everything to do with where they're playing - in poor old National One, rugby union's bastard child of a division.
Rock, that once-despised and socially dangerous bastard child of country, folk, blues, and Tin Pan Alley, became the cash engine behind Time Warner, America's biggest media conglomerate (and the only big record company still American-owned).
Thanks to the dotcom fiasco, a very young and embryonic industry has grown too quickly into the bastard child from hell.