from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. born in wedlock; legitimate; enjoying full filial rights; not illegitimate; -- of people.
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- adj. born in wedlock; enjoying full filial rights
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For what were the puritans but the lawfully-begotten children of the so called reformation, whose spirit they inherited, and in whose footsteps they so closely followed?
What is called the "legitimate drama" has always found in pantomime just such a rival and a relative as Gloucester's lawfully-begotten son
I replied, 'As I am a lawfully-begotten child and a well-born, I will not name aught of this nor denounce you! "