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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adulterine  \A*dul"ter*ine\,  a.[L.  adulterinus  fr  adulter.] 
  Proceeding  from  adulterous  intercourse.  Hence:  Spurious; 
  without  the  support  of  law;  illegal. 
 
  When  any  particular  class  of  artificers  or  traders 
  thought  proper  to  act  as  a  corporation  without  a 
  charter,  such  were  called  adulterine  guilds.  --Adam 
  Smith. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adulterine  \A*dul"ter*ine\,  n. 
  An  illegitimate  child.  [R.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adulterine 
  adj  :  conceived  in  adultery 




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