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illegitimate

adjective     /ˌɪl.ɪˈdʒɪt.ə.mət/ US  /-ˈdʒɪt̬-/
born of parents not married to each otherParents and children formal not legal or fair : The rebels regard the official parliament as illegitimate.Legal and illegal illegitimacy     /-mə.si/ noun [U] Legal and illegal
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