from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Against the law; illegal.
- adj. Born out of wedlock.
- adj. Grammar Not in correct usage.
- adj. Incorrectly deduced; illogical.
- adj. Biology Unacceptable as a scientific name because of contradiction to the international rules of nomenclature.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Illegal; against the law.
- adj. Born to unmarried parents.
- adj. Illogical; incorrectly deduced.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not according to law; not regular or authorized; unlawful; improper.
- adj. Unlawfully begotten; born out of wedlock; bastard.
- adj. Not legitimately deduced or inferred; illogical.
- adj. Not authorized by good usage; not genuine; spurious.
- transitive v. To render illegitimate; to declare or prove to be born out of wedlock; to bastardize; to illegitimatize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not legitimate.
- Not logically inferred or deduced; not warranted; illogical: as, an illegitimate inference.
- Unlawfully begotten; born out of wedlock; bastard: as, an illegitimate child. See legitimate.
- In botany, produced by irregular or abnormal fertilization. See phrase below.
- To render or prove illegitimate; attaint as having been born out of wedlock; bastardize.
- n. An emigrant who has come of his own volition and has not had ‘legal reasons’ for his voyage. See legitimate, n., 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
- adj. of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful
- adj. contrary to or forbidden by law
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