- of or relating to stage plays in which musical numbers were inserted because of laws that gave only a few theaters the exclusive right to produce straight dramas.
- acting in or producing such productions.
verb (used with object), il·le·git·i·mat·ed, il·le·git·i·mat·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM illegitimateil·le·git·i·mate·ly, adverbil·le·git·i·mate·ness, il·le·git·i·ma·tion, noun
Example sentences from the Web for illegitimate
They’re now pretty much alone among possible 2024 hopefuls in taking this one last stand against the results of an election that polls show a majority of the GOP base regards as illegitimate.An insurrection sets an ugly stage for 2024 GOP presidential hopefuls|Aaron Blake|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Going forward, Lamb predicted, those claiming the election was illegitimate “will make the same arguments.”A congressman’s outburst on the House floor puts the Sedition Caucus to shame|Greg Sargent|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Yet, many Democrats continued to regard Hayes as an illegitimate president.Ted Cruz’s proposed election commission can only hurt the country|Stuart MacKay|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
Google’s algorithms would, they said, easily detect and reject the illegitimate clicks—AdNauseam would be no match for Google’s sophisticated defenses.This tool lets you confuse Google’s ad network, and a test shows it works|Konstantin Kakaes|January 6, 2021|MIT Technology Review
This rigged and illegitimate process is wrong, and it follows a pattern of the majority leader and Senate Republicans abusing their power to break their own standards on Supreme Court nominations.Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court|Chris Johnson|October 27, 2020|Washington Blade
Should one happen to be illegitimately born, he is not eligible to a trade, though he even be holy.Epistle Sermons, Vol. II|Martin Luther
The English law has always looked with great disfavor on the illegitimately born child.
The will, which is illegitimately stretched to include feeling, is treated as the creator as well as the discerner of reality.Outspoken Essays|William Ralph Inge
In many ways the position of the illegitimately born child, always sufficiently bad, has been rendered worse under war conditions.
“Love” from any other source is illegitimately wearing a stolen name.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year|John Henry Jowett