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Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Definitions for spurious

  1. Not proceeding from the true or claimed source; not genuine; false.
  2. Of illegitimate birth.

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Citations for spurious
Some of these graves are clearly spurious and were manufactured by nineteenth-century royalists who wanted evidence of an unbroken 2,000-year-old imperial line. Gale Eisenstodt, The Atlantic
We need at least to separate the real issue from the spurious. Eugene D. Genovese, The Atlantic
Origin of spurious
Spurious comes from Latin spurius, "illegitimate, hence false, inauthentic."
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