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il·le·git·i·mate

 (ĭl′ĭ-jĭt′ə-mĭt)
adj.
1.
a. Being against established or accepted rules and standards: an illegitimate means of winning a debate.
b. Being against the law; illegal: an illegitimate contract.
c. Not valid or defensible: Their reasons for missing school are illegitimate.
d. Incorrectly deduced; illogical: an illegitimate conclusion.
e. Biology Unacceptable as a scientific name because of not conforming to the international rules of nomenclature.
2. Offensive Born to parents not married to each other.

il′le·git′i·mate·ly adv.

illegitimate

(ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtɪmɪt)
adj
1. born of parents who were not married to each other at the time of birth; bastard
2. forbidden by law; illegal; unlawful
3. (Logic) contrary to logic; incorrectly reasoned
n
an illegitimate person; bastard
ˌilleˈgitimacy, ˌilleˈgitimateness n
ˌilleˈgitimately adv

il•le•git•i•mate

(ˌɪl ɪˈdʒɪt ə mɪt)

adj.
1. born of parents who are not married to each other.
2. not sanctioned by usage or custom.
3. unlawful.
4. irregular; eccentric.
[1530–40]
il`le•git′i•mate•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.illegitimate - the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parentsillegitimate - the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
offspring, progeny, issue - the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"
Adj.1.illegitimate - contrary to or forbidden by lawillegitimate - contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures"
illegal - prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"
2.illegitimate - of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful
unauthorised, unauthorized - not endowed with authority
illegal - prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"
invalid - having no cogency or legal force; "invalid reasoning"; "an invalid driver's license"
legitimate - of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful

illegitimate

adjective
1. born out of wedlock, natural, bastard, love, misbegotten (literary), baseborn (archaic) In 1985 the news of his illegitimate child came out.
3. invalid, incorrect, illogical, spurious, unsound It is not illegitimate to seek a parallel between the two events.
Quotations
"There are no illegitimate children - only illegitimate parents" [Judge Léon R. Yankwich]

illegitimate

adjective
1. Prohibited by law:
2. Of, involving, or being a crime:
3. Born to parents who are not married to each other:
Translations
غَيْر شَرْعيغَيْر مَسْموح قانونيّا
nemanželskýnezákonný
uægteulovliguretmæssig
aviotonlaitonväärä
házasságon kívül született
óréttmætur; ólögmæturóskilgetinn
ārlaulībā dzimisārlaulības-nelikumīgs
nezákonný
piçyasa dışı

illegitimate

[ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtɪmɪt] ADJilegítimo

illegitimate

[ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtɪmət] adj
[child] → illégitime
(= unlawful) → illégitimeill-equipped [ˌɪliˈkwɪpt] adj [person] → mal armé(e)
to be ill-equipped for sth → être mal armé(e) pour qch
to be ill-equipped to do sth [person, organization] → être mal armé(e) pour faire qch
Universities were ill-equipped to meet the massive intake of students → Les universités étaient mal armées pour faire face à l'arrivée massive d'étudiants.ill-fated [ˌɪlˈfeɪtɪd] adj [expedition] → de triste mémoire, funeste; [attempt] → de triste mémoire, funeste; [organization, place] → de triste mémoire; [romance] → de triste mémoireill-favoured [ˌɪlˈfeɪvərd] (British) ill-favored (US) adjdéplaisant(e)ill feeling nressentiment m, rancune fill-fitting [ˌɪlˈfɪtɪŋ] adj
ill-fitting shoes → des chaussures qui ne vont pas bien
He wore an ill-fitting green corduroy suit → Il portait un costume en velours vert qui lui allait mal.ill-founded [ˌɪlˈfaʊndɪd] adj [belief, argument] → sans fondement; [rumour] → sans fondementill-gotten gains nplbiens mpl mal acquisill health nmauvaise santé f
He was forced to retire because of ill health
BUT Il a été forcé de démissionner pour raisons de santé.Il a été forcé de démissionner pour cause de mauvaise santé.ill-humoured [ˌɪlˈhjuːmərd] (British) ill-humored (US) adjde mauvaise humeur

illegitimate

adj
child, birthunehelich
(= contrary to law)unzulässig, unerlaubt; governmentunrechtmäßig; the illegitimate use of drugs(der) Drogenmissbrauch
argument, conclusion, inferenceunzulässig, nicht folgerichtig, illegitim

illegitimate

[ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtɪmɪt] adjillegittimo/a

illegitimate

(iliˈdʒitəmət) adjective
1. born of parents not married to each other.
2. unacceptable or not allowed (especially by law).
ˌilleˈgitimately adverb
ˌilleˈgitimacy noun
References in classic literature ?
It transmits itself like physical form and feature; and for a man, in those days, to have had an idea that his ancestors hadn't had, would have brought him under suspicion of being illegitimate.
Fairfax found you to train it; but now you know that it is the illegitimate offspring of a French opera- girl, you will perhaps think differently of your post and protegee: you will be coming to me some day with notice that you have found another place--that you beg me to look out for a new governess, &c.
I am far from defending the law of England as it affects illegitimate offspring.
For if the demigods are the illegitimate sons of gods, whether by the nymphs or by any other mothers, of whom they are said to be the sons--what human being will ever believe that there are no gods if they are the sons of gods?
The meaning of the term, as defined in the codes of the several States, would be as impracticable as the former would be a dishonorable and illegitimate guide.
Furthermore, he had an illegitimate child, and entertained a friendship for "a person in Dozule.
This stout young man was an illegitimate son of Count Bezukhov, a well-known grandee of Catherine's time who now lay dying in Moscow.
And there were rough peasants and peasant-women who had come with their selfish requirements, seeking cures or to have doubts about quite practical affairs solved for them: about marrying off a daughter, or hiring a shop, or buying a bit of land, or how to atone for having overlaid a child or having an illegitimate one.
Vanborough is a single woman; their child is illegitimate, and the priest, Ambrose Redman, is liable to be tried, and punished, as a felon, for marrying them.
Not that they claim to be on precisely the same footing as the high folks of Belgrave Square and Grosvenor Place, but that they stand, with reference to them, rather in the light of those illegitimate children of the great who are content to boast of their connections, although their connections disavow them.
The monstrous fiction of a 'Popish Plot,' brought forward by Titus Oates, and the murderous frenzy which it produced, were demonstrations of the strength of the Protestant feeling, and the leader of the Whigs, the Earl of Shaftesbury, proposed that the Duke of York should be excluded by law from the succession to the throne in favor of the Duke of Monmouth, one of the king's illegitimate sons.
The divorced mother would have her own illegitimate family, in which his position as a stepson and his education would not be good.