bastardism


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bastardism

(ˈbɑːstədɪzəm)
n
the condition of being illegitimate

bastardism, bastardy

the condition of being a bastard.
See also: Children
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She sees bastardism as systemic, as built right into everything--language, children's stories, television and books--and she knows her brother doesn't see it because he's a boy, because he's privileged, "to the bloodline born.
If, in fact, the words of my grandfather's " prayer," a trickster's "prayer" were true, then where was the blueprint for my bastardism, my ill-knowing of my own judgment?
He summed up in a phrase the coming of the war of the neighbours with his usual accuracy - Noisy Bastardism would usher in a new social order, characterised by an aggressive and selfish lack of concern for others.