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illegitimate

adjective
 
 
/ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtəmət/
CHILD An illegitimate child is born to parents who are not married to each other.Marital status
NOT LEGAL not legal, honest, or fair: an illegitimate use of council fundsDishonestLegal and illegal
illegitimacy
 
 
/ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtəməsi/ noun [U]
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