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illegitimate

[ adjective, noun il-i-jit-uh-mit; verb il-i-jit-uh-meyt ]
/ adjective, noun 藢瑟l 瑟藞d蕭瑟t 蓹 m瑟t; verb 藢瑟l 瑟藞d蕭瑟t 蓹藢me瑟t /
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adjective
noun
a person recognized or looked upon as illegitimate.
verb (used with object), il路le路git路i路mat路ed, il路le路git路i路mat路ing.
to declare illegitimate.
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Origin of illegitimate

First recorded in 1530鈥40; il-2 + legitimate

synonym study for illegitimate

2, 3. See illegal.

OTHER WORDS FROM illegitimate

il路le路git路i路mate路ly, adverbil路le路git路i路mate路ness, il路le路git路i路ma路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for illegitimate

illegitimate
/ (藢瑟l瑟藞d蕭瑟t瑟m瑟t) /

adjective
born of parents who were not married to each other at the time of birth; bastard
forbidden by law; illegal; unlawful
contrary to logic; incorrectly reasoned
noun
an illegitimate person; bastard

Derived forms of illegitimate

illegitimacy or illegitimateness, nounillegitimately, adverb
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