Definitions for illegitimateˌɪl ɪˈdʒɪt ə mɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

il•le•git•i•mateˌɪl ɪˈdʒɪt ə mɪt(adj.)

  1. born of parents who are not married to each other.

  2. not sanctioned by usage or custom.

  3. unlawful.

  4. irregular; eccentric.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bastard, by-blow, love child, illegitimate child, illegitimate, whoreson(adj)

    the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents

  2. illegitimate, illicit, outlaw(a), outlawed, unlawful(adj)

    contrary to or forbidden by law

    "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures"

  3. illegitimate(adj)

    of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. illegitimate(adjective)ˌɪl ɪˈdʒɪt ə mɪt

    (of a child) having parents who were not married when the baby was born

    an illegitimate son/daughter


  1. illegitimate(Adjective)

    Illegal; against the law.

  2. illegitimate(Adjective)

    Born to unmarried parents.

  3. illegitimate(Adjective)

    Illogical; incorrectly deduced.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illegitimate(adj)

    not according to law; not regular or authorized; unlawful; improper

  2. Illegitimate(adj)

    unlawfully begotten; born out of wedlock; bastard; as, an illegitimate child

  3. Illegitimate(adj)

    not legitimately deduced or inferred; illogical; as, an illegitimate inference

  4. Illegitimate(adj)

    not authorized by good usage; not genuine; spurious; as, an illegitimate word

  5. Illegitimate(verb)

    to render illegitimate; to declare or prove to be born out of wedlock; to bastardize; to illegitimatize

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


born of parents not married to each other.

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