Adulterine
Adulterine A*dul"ter*ine, a. [L. adulterinus, fr. adulter.] Proceeding from adulterous intercourse. Hence: Spurious; without the support of law; illegal. [1913 Webster]

When any particular class of artificers or traders thought proper to act as a corporation without a charter, such were called adulterine guilds. --Adam Smith. [1913 Webster]


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  • Adulterine — A*dul ter*ine, n. An illegitimate child. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adulterine — index artificial, bastard, illegitimate (born out of wedlock) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • adulterine — [ə dul′tər in, ə dul′tər īn΄] adj. [L adulterinus < adulter: see ADULTERATE] 1. of adultery 2. due to adulteration …   English World dictionary

  • adultérine — ● adultérin, adultérine adjectif (latin adulterinus) Né d un adultère : Enfant adultérin. ● adultérin, adultérine (synonymes) adjectif (latin adulterinus) Né d un adultère Synonymes …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • adulterine — /adaltaran/ Begotten in an adulterous intercourse. Those are not deemed adulterine who are begotten of a woman openly married through ignorance of a former wife being alive. In the Roman and canon law, adulterine bastards were distinguished from… …   Black's law dictionary

  • adulterine — /adaltaran/ Begotten in an adulterous intercourse. Those are not deemed adulterine who are begotten of a woman openly married through ignorance of a former wife being alive. In the Roman and canon law, adulterine bastards were distinguished from… …   Black's law dictionary

  • adulterine — 1. adjective /əˈdʌltəraɪn,əˈdʌltəraɪn,əˈdʌltəriːn/ a) Spurious; due to adulteration. a knave apothecary, that administers the physick, and makes the medicine, may do infinite harm, by his old obsolete doses, adulterine druggs, bad mixtures, quid… …   Wiktionary

  • adulterine — adjective Date: 1542 1. a. marked by adulteration ; spurious b. illegal 2. born of adultery …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • adulterine — /euh dul teuh reen , teuh ruyn /, adj. 1. characterized by adulteration; spurious. 2. born of adultery. 3. of or involving adultery. [1535 45; < L adulterinus, equiv. to adulter adulterer, counterfeiter (see ADULTERER) + inus INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • adulterine — adj. illegitimate, born from an adulterous relationship; not genuine, spurious …   English contemporary dictionary

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