Definition Of illegitimated


a person who is illegitimate by birth.

A woman responding to a survey about the experience of illegitimates in 1986 said that her mother ‘was put in an orphanage and did not get full knowledge about her parents until she was 55.’

not authorized by the law; not in accordance with accepted standards or rules.

an illegitimate exercise of power by the military

Example Of illegitimated

  • Again, he vows to do penance by marrying Elizabeth and accepting her illegitimate son.

  • An illegitimate child was literally parentless at law, and even the subsequent marriage of the parents could not legitimize their offspring.

  • As indicated above, another of the major problems for illegitimate children was the feeling that they were never secure members of their families.

  • Between 1949 and 1956, approximately 2,700 so-called illegitimate children were born there.

  • China is ruled by an illegitimate communist oligarchy which wants to develop the country commercially while maintaining political control.

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