A*dul"ter*ine (#), a.[L. adulterinus, fr. adulter.]

Proceeding from adulterous intercourse. Hence: Spurious; without the support of law; illegal.

When any particular class of artificers or traders thought proper to act as a corporation without a charter, such were called adulterine guilds. Adam Smith.


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A*dul"ter*ine, n.

An illegitimate child.



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