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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bastardize  \Bas"tard*ize\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bastardized} 
  (?);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Bastardizing}.] 
  1.  To  make  or  prove  to  be  a  bastard;  to  stigmatize  as  a 
  bastard;  to  declare  or  decide  legally  to  be  illegitimate. 
 
  The  law  is  so  indulgent  as  not  to  bastardize  the 
  child,  if  born,  though  not  begotten,  in  lawful 
  wedlock.  --Blackstone. 
 
  2.  To  beget  out  of  wedlock.  [R.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bastardize 
  v  1:  change  something  so  that  its  value  declines;  for  example, 
  art  forms  [syn:  {bastardise}] 
  2:  declare  a  child  to  be  illegitimate 




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