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Related to wedlock: child born out of wedlock

born out of wedlock

Born to parents who were not married. ("Wedlock" is another term for matrimony.) His parents eventually married, but that boy was born out of wedlock.
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born out of wedlock

born to an unmarried mother. The child was born out of wedlock. In the city many children are born 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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FDE officials said bold decisions need to be made in the cases of teachers working under the wedlock policy and on deputation.
In another case, two Arab nationals who were charged with having illicit relations and kissing out of wedlock, appeared before the Abu Dhabi Court of First Instance on Tuesday.
Wedlock added, This latest announcement from Qantas to continue providing the direct seasonal service between Perth and Auckland is a response to the high demand that was experienced on the route last summer.
But the first ever biography of folk singer Fred Wedlock reveals he was one of the ringleaders of the stunt while a student at Swansea University.
My reason for objection is simply that bearing a child out of wedlock should never be a crime and deserves no penalty," another used said.
Another orphan born out of wedlock said, "We don't need financial help from society; all we need is affection from people.
Similarly, government is has not approved any new wedlock policy for the Federal Government servants.
Dr Karen Wedlock and health visitor Iona Morris were also shown the bedding in court.
Children were chattel of their fathers if born in wedlock, and chattel of their mothers if born out-of wedlock.
While the laws in all fifty states provide that a child born out of wedlock is automatically his or her mother's legal child, state statutes vary substantially as to when that same child is entitled to an intestate inheritance from or through his or her genetic father.
1 children per woman also have at least 40 percent of those births outside wedlock.
Khamenehi said family life has been undermined in the West, and the trafficking of women and children, cohabitation, and the birth of children out of wedlock are on the rise in the world.
And that's the story that we're not seeing, and it's unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of out of children wedlock.
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.
7 per cent of births were out of wedlock in Cyprus, compared to an EU average of 17.