illegitimate illegitimate  /ˌɪ lɪ ˈdʒɪ tə mɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
  2. (adj) contrary to or forbidden by law
  3. (adj) of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful

Usage(s):

  1. Isabella Eberhardt, who died in 1904 aged only 27, was born in Geneva, the illegitimate daughter of an illegitimate mother.
  2. The illegitimate child in Einstein's past did not come to light until more than 30 years after his death, when the first volume of his collected papers finally appeared, in 1987.
  3. What is illegitimate in his view is trying to prevent Musharraf from running.

News

  1. Gazette.Net: Ten Fairfax County residents plead guilty to mortgage scam

    Ten Fairfax County residents have pleaded guilty in federal court to mortgage fraud and other fraud charges that involved “overages” or illegitimate, inflated costs added to real estate transactions that induced lenders to provide funds above and beyond what was actually approved to fund the transaction.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bethesda Gazette

  2. Toni Upstages Tamar in ‘Braxton’ Season 3 Finale (Preview)

    *On tonight’s third-season finale of “Braxton Family Values” (WE tv at 9 p.m.), Toni steals the thunder at Tamar and Vince’s “Backyard Boogie Baby Shower” when she makes a big decision about her musical career. Also, Traci’s bizarre behavior leads to shocking news that has something to do with an illegitimate child. Mama Evelyn, who [...]
    on June 7, 2013     Source: EURweb

  3. Ten Fairfax County residents plead guilty to mortgage scam

    Ten Fairfax County residents have pleaded guilty in federal court to mortgage fraud and other fraud charges that involved “overages” or illegitimate, inflated costs added to real estate transactions that induced lenders to provide funds above and beyond what was actually approved to fund the transaction.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Fairfax County Times

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