noun, plural il·le·git·i·ma·cies.
Examples 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.
Now, there were certainly some awkward circumstances in respect of this illegitimacy question.Archibald Malmaison|Julian Hawthorne
There is also alleged to be sometimes an increase of illegitimacy in the neighborhood of training camps.Applied Eugenics|Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Illegitimacy however greatly deprecated morally has justified itself historically.Race Improvement : or, Eugenics : a Little Book on a Great Subject|La Reine Helen Baker
In Scotland the mark of illegitimacy for the arms is the bordure compony, which is usually but not always indicative of the same.A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
It is a safe general conclusion that ignorance of sexual laws is responsible for the great majority of cases of illegitimacy.Sex-education|Maurice Alpheus Bigelow
Culture 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.