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bastardy

[ bas-ter-dee ]
/ ˈbæs tər di /
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noun
the state or condition of being a bastard; illegitimacy.
the act of begetting a bastard.
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Origin of bastardy

1400–50; late Middle English <Anglo-French, Old French bastardie.See bastard, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for bastardy

bastardy
/ (ˈbɑːstədɪ, ˈbæs-) /

noun
archaic the condition of being a bastard; illegitimacy
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