presumption of legitimacy

presumption of legitimacy
The assumption that a child born to a married woman is the offspring of her legal husband.

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  • presumption of legitimacy — The presumption that a child born in wedlock is legitimate. 10 Am J2d Bast § 11. The presumption that a child was born in lawful wedlock, such prevailing, in the absence of proof to the contrary, upon the broad principles of natural justice and… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • presumption of legitimacy — assumption that an action was performed legally …   English contemporary dictionary

  • presumption — pre·sump·tion /pri zəmp shən/ n: an inference as to the existence of a fact not certainly known that the law requires to be drawn from the known or proven existence of some other fact conclusive presumption: a presumption that the law does not… …   Law dictionary

  • presumption — An inference in favor of a particular fact. A presumption is a rule of law, statutory or judicial, by which finding of a basic fact gives rise to existence of presumed fact, until presumption is rebutted. Van Wart v. Cook, Okl.App., 557 P.2d 1161 …   Black's law dictionary

  • presumption of marriage — The very strong presumption that a marriage, once shown, is legal and valid. 35 Am J1st Mar § 192. The presumption, where legitimacy is in issue, that the relations between a man and woman who produced offspring were lawful rather than… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • legitimacy — le·git·i·ma·cy /li ji tə mə sē/ n: the quality or state of being legitimate Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. legitimacy …   Law dictionary

  • Legitimacy of the 2003 invasion of Iraq — A dispute exists over the legitimacy of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The debate centers around the question whether the invasion was an unprovoked assault on an independent country that may have breached international law, or if the United Nations… …   Wikipedia

  • MAMZER — (Heb. מַמְזֵר), usually translated as bastard. Definition If she cannot contract a legally valid marriage to this man, but can contract a legally valid marriage to others, her offspring (from the former) is a mamzer. Such is the case when a man… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • YUḤASIN — (Heb. יֻחֲסִין), laws dealing with the determination of an individual s personal status and its legal consequences insofar as such a status derives from a person s particular parentage. From the beginning of Jewish history, the ascertainment of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Legitimation — • The canonical term for the act by which the irregularity contracted by being born out of lawful wedlock is removed Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Legitimation     Legitimation …   Catholic encyclopedia

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