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II. Legitimacy
(10,730 words)

Volume IV: Persons and Family | Chapter 6 (1976): Creation of Relationships of Kinship

Completed in July 1975

Harry D. Krause

A. Definition, Presumption and Challenge

i. Principal Approaches

23. General. – By universal definition, the legitimate child is the child who has a full legal relationship with both of his parents. What that relationship encompasses …

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Harry D. Krause, “II. Legitimacy”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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