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, ∨ Illegitimate union Bot., the fertilization of pistils by stamens not of their own length, in heterogonously dimorphic and trimorphic flowers.

Darwin.

 

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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.

 

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