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illegitimate

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