out of wedlock

Definition of "out of wedlock"
  1. A child whose parents were not legally married at the time of their birth
How to use "out of wedlock" in a sentence
  1. The inheritance laws differentiate between children born in and out of wedlock.
  2. Her life was difficult as she was born out of wedlock and faced societal stigma.
  3. John couldn't claim his father's estate because he was born out of wedlock.

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