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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Which makes the turn-around signalled by yesterday's figures on illegitimate births all the more extraordinary.
(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.
His father, Harry Shearer, was an illegitimate birth in 1911 but when he came to get married he put down his father's name as George Shearer.
In 1959, Chopra gave his younger brother Yash the chance to direct "Dhool ka phool," centered on illegitimate birth, which started him off on his career.
Lawrence, beginning with his illegitimate birth in Wales in 1888, his student days, his growing fascination with the Middle East, his time as a British officer, "Lawrence of Arabia" fame, and then his enlistment in the RAF as an ordinary sergeant, and ending with the motorcycle accident that took his life.
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 father had the legal right of patria potestad, which included the obligations to feed, clothe, discipline, educate, select occupations, and sanction the marital plans of children.
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.
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.