What does illegitimate mean?

Definitions for illegitimateˌɪl ɪˈdʒɪt ə mɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word illegitimate.

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

Wiktionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Illegitimate

    il-le-jit′i-māt, adj. not according to law: not born in wedlock: not properly inferred or reasoned: not genuine.—n. Illegit′imacy.—adv. Illegit′imātely.—n. Illegitimā′tion, the act of rendering, or state of being, illegitimate.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of illegitimate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of illegitimate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Brian Brown:

    We will work to overturn any illegitimate Supreme Court ruling and we will make sure that folks understand that Supreme Court is an illegitimate ruling by Supreme Court.

  2. Jonathan Lopez:

    To ask a bank to decipher between legitimate and illegitimate payments by a multinational organization who by its nature makes a lot of payments in different countries is going to be tough.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Throughout the world, the very moment a legitimate government starts fascist implementations, it loses its legitimacy! When a government becomes illegitimate, it is no longer a government but an outlaw!

  4. Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi:

    The verdict is unjust, political and illegitimate and I will not acknowledge it, to my dear people, I say, make sure that al-Maliki and those who stand behind him don't get what he wishes. Because they want sectarian strife.

  5. That Stonehouse:

    Philip Athill was Philip Athill and an observer, philip Athill was illegitimate and was brought up largely by Philip Athill mother in France, and it later emerged that Philip Athill was gay when Philip Athill had an affair with a male Swedish film star.

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Translations for illegitimate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • il·legítimCatalan, Valencian
  • ulogisk, illegitim, uberettiget, uretmæssigDanish
  • unrechtmäßig, illegitimGerman
  • νόθοςGreek
  • nelegitima, malrajtaEsperanto
  • väärä, avioton, lainvastainen, laitonFinnish
  • illégitimeFrench
  • illegittimo, illegaleItalian
  • 紛い, 違法, 偽, 庶出, 婚外Japanese
  • onrechtmatig, illegaalDutch
  • nielegalnyPolish
  • nelegal, ilegitimRomanian
  • противозаконный, незаконный, нелегитимный, нелегальныйRussian
  • lagstridig, illegitim, utomäktenskaplig, illegal, olagligSwedish

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