wedlock

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wedlock

noun The state of being married; marriage.
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See also GORDON-REED, supra note 27, at 79-80 ("In European culture surnames signal the paternity of those born in wedlock and those born out of wedlock whose fathers acknowledge them.
born to married intended parents is considered a child born in wedlock,
relationship is required for children born in wedlock and when a child
required for children born in wedlock, the Ninth Circuit held, in Scales
relationship between a person born in wedlock and his parent who is a
that children born in wedlock are the product of that marriage is not
petitioner to be born in wedlock and held that his citizenship claim was