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Definition of Illegitimate

  1. adjective Not according to law; not regular or authorized; unlawful; improper.
  2. adjective Unlawfully begotten; born out of wedlock; bastard; as, an illegitimate child.
  3. adjective Not legitimately deduced or inferred; illogical; as, an illegitimate inference.
  4. adjective Not authorized by good usage; not genuine; spurious; as, an illegitimate word.
  5. transitive verb To render illegitimate; to declare or prove to be born out of wedlock; to bastardize; to illegitimatize.

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  • Illegitimated The past tense and past participle of Illegitimate
  • Illegitimating p. pr. & vb. n. of Illegitimate
  • Miscreate adjective Miscreated; illegitimate; forged; as, miscreate titles.transitive verb To create badly or amiss.

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not recognized as lawful offspring; specifically : born of parents not married to each other. 2. : not rightly deduced or inferred : illogical. 3. : departing from the ...

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ilВ·leВ·gitВ·iВ·mate ( l -j t -m t). adj. 1. Against the law; illegal. 2. Born out of wedlock. 3. Grammar Not in correct usage. 4. Incorrectly deduced; illogical. 5. Biology ...

illegitimate - Wiktionary

illegitimate (comparative more illegitimate, superlative most illegitimate). Illegal; against the law. Born to unmarried parents. Illogical; incorrectly deduced.

illegitimate (adj.) - Online Etymology Dictionary

Look up illegitimate at Dictionary.com: 1530s, "born out of wedlock," formed in English (and replacing earlier illegitime, c.1500), modeled on L. illegitimus "not ...

illegitimate adjective - definition in British English Dictionary ...

illegitimate adjective - definition, audio pronunciation, synonyms and more for illegitimate adjective: born of parents not married to each other: See more in ...

Hillary Clinton: Israeli Settlements 'Illegitimate' - ABC News

Feb 18, 2011 ... Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Israeli settlements "illegitimate" shortly before the United States vetoed a United Nations Security ...

Adoption History: Illegitimacy

Feb 24, 2012 ... Illegitimacy is not a widely used word today, and young people may not even recognize it as an insult. The term designated unmarried mothers, ...