out of wedlock


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out of wedlock

Of parents not legally married, as in Over the centuries many royal children were born out of wedlock. The noun wedlock, for the state of being married, is rarely heard today except in this phrase, first recorded in 1675; its converse, in wedlock, dates from the 1300s and is even more rarely used.
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out of wedlock

Of parents not legally married to each other: born out of wedlock.
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Nozawa also noted the need to revamp the current Civil Code which discriminates between children born out of wedlock and those born to married couples in terms of the inheritance they receive.
There were no significant differences for mother's current work status, current school attendance, or the ratio of number of children born out of wedlock to siblings or to friends.
Yet the fact that we equate a case of rape with a woman having a child out of wedlock must again raise the question of what we have really taken to heart out of this case.
Children born out of wedlock are seven times more likely to be poor than children born to couples who are married.
White females raised in single-parent households are 164% more likely to bear children out of wedlock than those who grew up in two-parent households.
Welfare encourages women to quit school or work and have babies out of wedlock, according to the conventional wisdom.
In a rigidly Catholic country that legalized divorce only in 1997, more than one third of all children are now born out of wedlock.
Dubai -- A housemaid, who allegedly got pregnant after she had consensual sex out of wedlock and then had her baby aborted, stood trial in the Court of First Instance on Sunday.
Many of these abandoned babies are born to couples out of wedlock and they fear that they will be put in jail and abandon the child.
Earlier this week the former governor of California admitting to fathering a child out of wedlock with Baera.
That's the story that we're not seeing, and it's unfortunate that society often glorifies and glamorizes the idea of having children out of wedlock.
A WOMAN dumped her two babies because she was ashamed of having them out of wedlock, a court heard yesterday.
The study estimated that of the 549,626 babies born in the Golden State, 196,216 were out of wedlock.
Thus, many traditional women ended up having sex and having children out of wedlock, while many of the permissive women ended up having sex and using contraception, or aborting, so as to avoid childbearing.
When these factors were controlled for, pledgers had 40% lower odds of giving birth out of wedlock than non-pledgers.