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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.
See also: born, of, out, wedlock

out(side) of wedlock

Without being married to the other person in question. I know my grandparents raised their eyebrows when my girlfriend and I had our son out of wedlock, but they've never been rude about it. Back in my day, it was pretty unheard of to even live with someone outside of wedlock.
See also: of, wedlock

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.
See also: of, out, wedlock

out of wedlock

Of parents not legally married to each other: born out of wedlock.
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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.
Secondly, the children of her UC have the human and constitutional rights of getting education which rights surpass any secondary rights based on the rules created by the executive, such as the wedlock policy.
He ruled that the NRD director-general was not bound by the 'fatwa' or religious edict issued by the National Fatwa Committee to decide the surname of a Muslim child conceived out of wedlock.
Ruling after he had listened to both parties, the court president, Chief Ademola Odunade, dissolved their wedlock and granted custody of their two children to the plaintiff.
The teachers working on deputation have demanded for regularization of their services as per wedlock policy-2013.
A police lieutenant said an informant alerted them that a woman, who had conceived out of wedlock, wanted to sell her baby.
The study also reported that in 2016, eight EU member states registered more live births outside wedlock than within, with France in the top spot by 60 per cent followed by Bulgaria and Slovenia, 59 per cent, Estonia, 56 per cent, Sweden, 55 per cent, Denmark, 54 per cent, Portugal, 53 per cent, and the Netherlands, 50 per cent.
Former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had directed CADD to retain and absorb the female teachers in different schools under the wedlock policy.
The duo was initially referred to the Ras Al Khaimah criminal court for exchanging their nude pictures, and having consensual sex out of wedlock.
In case they are not financially stable to take care of their babies or have had them out of wedlock, they can leave them in the cribs available outside shelter homes like Edhi's.
The Bible also prescribes that what God has put together thru wedlock, no man should put asunder.
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The distressed mama told Laha magazine at the time that she's "disgraced at whoever said that her daughter's pregnant out of wedlock ."
In 2002, when Gallup first asked the question, more Americans said having a baby outside of wedlock was morally wrong than said it was morally acceptable.
Albert, son of the late American actress Princess Grace, had some subjects worried by his long bachelorhood and his lack of an heir since his two previous children were born out of wedlock and are not eligible for the throne.