illegitimatize

[il-i-jit-uh-muh-tahyz]

verb (used with object), il·le·git·i·ma·tized, il·le·git·i·ma·tiz·ing.

to make illegitimate: The decree illegitimatized his heirs.

Also especially British, il·le·git·i·ma·tise.

Origin of illegitimatize

First recorded in 1805–15; illegitimate + -ize
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