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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Illegitimate  \Il`le*git"i*mate\,  a. 
  1.  Not  according  to  law;  not  regular  or  authorized;  unlawful; 
  improper. 
 
  2.  Unlawfully  begotten;  born  out  of  wedlock;  bastard;  as  an 
  illegitimate  child. 
 
  3.  Not  legitimately  deduced  or  inferred;  illogical;  as  an 
  illegitimate  inference. 
 
  4.  Not  authorized  by  good  usage;  not  genuine;  spurious;  as 
  an  illegitimate  word 
 
  {Illegitimate  fertilization},  or  {Illegitimate  union}  (Bot.), 
  the  fertilization  of  pistils  by  stamens  not  of  their  own 
  length,  in  heterogonously  dimorphic  and  trimorphic 
  flowers.  --Darwin. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Illegitimate  \Il`le*git"i*mate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Illegitimated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Illegitimating}.] 
  To  render  illegitimate;  to  declare  or  prove  to  be  born  out  of 
  wedlock;  to  bastardize;  to  illegitimatize. 
 
  The  marriage  should  only  be  dissolved  for  the  future, 
  without  illegitimating  the  issue.  --Bp.  Burnet. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  illegitimate 
  adj  1:  contrary  to  or  forbidden  by  law;  "an  illegitimate  seizure  of 
  power";  "illicit  trade";  "an  outlaw  strike";  "unlawful 
  measures"  [syn:  {illicit},  {outlaw(a)},  {outlawed},  {unlawful}] 
  2:  of  marriages  and  offspring;  not  recognized  as  lawful  [ant:  {legitimate}] 
  n  :  the  illegitimate  offspring  of  unmarried  parents  [syn:  {bastard}, 
  {by-blow},  {love  child},  {illegitimate  child}] 




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