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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12) Outside of Britain and Ireland during this period, infant murder and concealment of birth crimes were also associated with illegitimate births, and in some localities legislation continued to relate only to unmarried mothers and illegitimate babies.
If you trace your family back to the Victorian era and the start of the civil registration process in 1837 you can easily identify an illegitimate birth simply by studying the birth certificate.
For instance, according to Soria, Eva's illegitimate birth, which can be seen as placing her outside legality and symbolization, reappears as a symptom in her desire to be Vice-President and in her impossibility to take up the position.
Furthermore, both Juanita and Luz bear the stigma of illegitimate birth, both are deeply ashamed of their origin, and both feel out of place.
In this second period the father was responsible for providing sustenance, whether the child was of legitimate or illegitimate birth.
The Tragedian is the first part of a trilogy and covers the years from Kean's illegitimate birth in 1789 to his first great triumph at London's Drury Lane in January, 1814.
But what it all adds up to is a life study of an urban landscape, from its illegitimate birth through traumatic maturity, and on into a not-quite death that, for the generations who call City of God home, is a perpetually self-fulfilling cycle.
We go from her illegitimate birth, via her disastrous flirtation with drugs and affairs with men and women, to her tragic death in 1959.
Several books appearing over the years revisited the story of her illegitimate birth to a priest and a scholar, and her abandonment by them to the Catholic sisters of a Belgian orphanage.
From early times Spanish legal custom had provided relief to a limited number of those affected by the perceived "defects" of illegitimate birth or Jewish or Moorish blood.
Hitherto the Scots had rejected Arthur, the creation of Geoffrey of Monmouth, disqualified by his illegitimate birth from claiming overlordship over Loth.
Turner presented not an iota of the mitigating evidence that frequently proved decisive in averting a death sentence -- nothing about McCleskey's illegitimate birth to skid row parents, his childhood spent selling bootleg liquor to patrons of neighborhood gambling houses to supplement the family income, or the many times he called the police to stop his stepfather from battering his mother.