noun, plural il·le·git·i·ma·cies.
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Example sentences from the Web for illegitimacy
Pheu Thai and smaller parties could still pass laws, but those could be subject to charges of “illegitimacy” later.Thailand’s Prime Minister Toppled by ‘The Iron Triangle’|Lennox Samuels|May 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They play to chords of resentment and cast a veneer of illegitimacy over actions and lives lived honorably.Obama, Romney Tax Returns Unleash Worst Political Instincts|Zachary Karabell|April 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But to deduce from this a fragility, if not illegitimacy, in the NTC makes no sense.
So, Holbrooke went to Kabul and blasted Karzai for the corruption, inefficiency, and illegitimacy of his government.
Violet Walbridge was a failure at illegitimacy and lawless passion, and, what was worse, she knew it.Happy House|Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
The spectres of illegitimacy and civil ruin are what would stare them in the face, and turn their very lips so white.The College, the Market, and the Court|Caroline H. Dall
But the story of his illegitimacy and foreign birth was current long before this date was established.Giovanni Boccaccio, a Biographical Study|Edward Hutton
The best aspects both of legitimacy and of illegitimacy were to be stereoscoped in the perfect birth.Gray youth|Oliver Onions
The subject is difficult and unpleasant: illegitimacy is wicked and, therefore, must not be talked about.Women's Wild Oats|C. Gasquoine Hartley
Cultural definitions for illegitimacy
The condition of being born to unmarried parents. It was once considered a mark of disgrace but is generally more accepted now.