adulterine definition

  • adjective:
    • Characterized by adulteration; spurious.
    • Unauthorized by-law; illegal.
    • Born of adultery: adulterine offspring.
    • Spurious; because of adulteration.
    • Born of adultery.
    • with respect to adultery.
    • Illegal; unlicensed.
    • Proceeding from adulterous sexual intercourse. For this reason: Spurious; without having the support of law; unlawful.
    • conceived in adultery
  • noun:
    • One created of an adulterous union.
    • An illegitimate son or daughter.
    • In civil-law, a child begotten in adultery.
  • others:
    • Of adulterous origin; created of adultery.
    • Relating or regarding adultery; concerning or implying adultery: as, adulterine fiction; adulterine wedding (used by St. Augustine of a moment relationship after separation and divorce).
    • described as adulteration; spurious; base: as, adulterine drugs or metals.
    • Illegitimate; illicit; unauthorized: as, adulterine castles (castles built because of the Norman barons in England, following the conquest, without royal warrant).

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