wedlock

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wedlock

noun The state of being married; marriage.
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He said his office was inundated with inheritance cases involving children born out of wedlock who were usually denied the right to inherit from their fathers and called derogatory names like children of concubines.
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In Yemen's highly conservative society, a woman can face execution if she is caught having sexual relations with a man outside of marriage and a baby born out of wedlock is considered shameful.
Summary: Muscat: Society continues to look down upon children who were born out of wedlock, as ...
Correlations (i) between percent of children born out of wedlock & violent crime rates, (ii) between male unemployment rates & rates of violent crime and (iii) partialled correlations [a] between out-of-wedlock & violent crime rates (with male unemployment rates partialled) and [b] between male unemployment violent crime rates (with rates of out-of-wedlock births partialled) for the years 1996-1998.
(14) The law in the United States is not so settled for children born out of wedlock. In the United States, the laws of intestate succession are determined on a state level and each state has enacted intestate distribution statutes.
Meanwhile, a security source told Arab News that authorities believe the baby was born out of wedlock and that its mother might have reached an agreement with the maid to kidnap the baby.
Preliminary probes showed the 15-month-old infant had been born out of wedlock and that the child's uncle gave the infant to an employee to raise to cover a family "scandal." Judicial sources said the employee abandoned the child when he was unable to provide for its needs and feared the responsibility of raising a child who wasn't his.
744, does not define who is a child's "mother" or "father," but does provide that the "mother of a child born out of wedlock is the natural guardian of the child and is entitled to primary residential care and custody of the child unless a court of competent jurisdiction enters an order stating otherwise." (57)
Whereas teenagers once accounted for half of nonmarital births, they now account for only 23%; women in their 20s deliver the largest share of infants born out of wedlock (60%).
LONDON * The Church of England, in a bid to keep pace with the changing times, has begun promoting a "2-for-1" service that allows couples to combine a marriage ceremony with the baptism of their children born out of wedlock.