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


  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.


  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. Victor Maldonado:

    An alternative but illegitimate social order has been established in Caracas.

  2. Eddie Bernice Johnson:

    [W]e won’t be complicit in the illegitimate harassment of our Nation’s research scientists.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    You know, we have a Supreme Court right now that is an activist, fundamentally illegitimate court.

  4. Laxmaiah Manchikanti:

    Both are meant to control abuse and excessive use and illegitimate use of medications, florida’s pill mill law has achieved these goals.

  5. 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.

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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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