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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

You know, I think there are certain words like 'illegitimate' that should not be used to describe a person. And certainly, we have come far enough in our technology that our language can evolve, because it has an impact.
Aimee Mullins

It's illegitimate to talk about a post-scarcity Utopia without talking about questions of distribution. There have always been these Utopian predictions - 'electricity too cheap to meter' was the atomic promise of the 1950s.
Mitch Kapor

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

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
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Illegitimate Translations

illegitimate in Norwegian is ulovlig
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