illegitimate definition

  • adjective:
    • Against the law; illegal.
    • Born away from wedlock.
    • Grammar Not in correct usage.
    • improperly deduced; irrational.
    • Biology Unacceptable as a scientific name due to contradiction into the worldwide guidelines of nomenclature.
    • prohibited; against the law.
    • Born to unmarried moms and dads.
    • Illogical; wrongly deduced.
    • Not in accordance with law; not regular or authorized; illegal; inappropriate.
    • Unlawfully begotten; produced out of wedlock; bastard.
    • Not legitimately deduced or inferred; illogical.
    • maybe not authorized by good usage; not genuine; spurious.
    • of marriages and offspring; maybe not seen as legal
    • as opposed to or prohibited legally
  • verb-transitive:
    • To make illegitimate; to declare or prove to be created out of wedlock; to bastardize; to illegitimatize.
  • others:
    • perhaps not genuine.
    • perhaps not logically inferred or deduced; perhaps not warranted; illogical: since, an illegitimate inference.
    • Unlawfully begotten; born regarding wedlock; bastard: because, an illegitimate youngster. See genuine.
    • In botany, from irregular or unusual fertilization. See term below.
    • To render or show illegitimate; attaint as having been produced out of wedlock; bastardize.
  • noun:
    • An emigrant who has come of his own volition and has not had ‘legal reasons’ for his voyage. See legitimate, n., 2.
    • the illegitimate offspring of single moms and dads

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