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Definition of Illegitimate

Illegitimate

  1. Not according to law; not regular or authorized; unlawful; improper.
  2. Unlawfully begotten; born out of wedlock; bastard; as, an illegitimate child.
  3. Not legitimately deduced or inferred; illogical; as, an illegitimate inference.
  4. Not authorized by good usage; not genuine; spurious; as, an illegitimate word.
  5. To render illegitimate; to declare or prove to be born out of wedlock; to bastardize; to illegitimatize.

Illegitimate Quotations

Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.
James Madison

But there's one thing we must all be clear about: terrorism is not the pursuit of legitimate goals by some sort of illegitimate means. Whatever the murderers may be trying to achieve, creating a better world certainly isn't one of their goals. Instead they are out to murder innocent people.
Salman Rushdie

There are illegitimate parents, but I don't believe there are any illegitimate children.
Rick Warren

When the state or federal government control the education of all of our children, they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to control and influence the thought process of our citizens.
Michael Badnarik

I was an illegitimate, well, I still am an illegitimate child.
Eartha Kitt
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Illegitimate Translations

illegitimate in Norwegian is ulovlig

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