HyperDic: illegitimate

English > 3 senses of the word illegitimate:
ADJECTIVEallillegitimate, illicit, outlaw, outlawed, unlawfulcontrary to or forbidden by law
allillegitimateof marriages and offspring
NOUNperson illegitimate, bastard, by-blow, love child, illegitimate child, whoresonthe illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
illegitimate > pronunciation
Soundsih.lihjhih'tahmiht
Rhymesacquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > illegitimate: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcontrary to or forbidden by law.
Example"an illegitimate seizure of power"
Synonymsillicit, outlaw, outlawed, unlawful
Broaderillegalprohibited by law or by official or accepted rules
Spanishilegítimo, ilícito
Catalanilícit, il·legítim, il·lícit
English > illegitimate: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful.
Narroweradulterineconceived in adultery
base, basebornillegitimate
bastardly, misbegot, misbegotten, spuriousborn out ... / out of wedlock
fatherlessnot having a known or legally responsible father
left-handed(of marriages) illicit or informal
unlawful, wrongfulHaving no legally established claim
See alsoillegalprohibited by law or by official or accepted rules
invalidHaving no cogency or legal force
unauthorized, unauthorisednot endowed with authority
OppositelegitimateOf marriages and offspring
Spanishilegítimo
Adverbsillegitimatelyof biological parents not married to each other
English > illegitimate: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningThe illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents.
Synonymsbastard, by-blow, love child, illegitimate child, whoreson
Broaderoffspring, progeny, issueThe immediate descendants of a person
Spanishadulterino, bastardo, espurio, expósito, hijo de ganancia, hijo ilegítimo, hijo natural
Catalanadulterí, bastard, bord, espuri, expòsit, fill il·legítim, fill natural

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