Illegitimating
Illegitimate Il`le*git"i*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Illegitimated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Illegitimating}.] To render illegitimate; to declare or prove to be born out of wedlock; to bastardize; to illegitimatize. [1913 Webster]

The marriage should only be dissolved for the future, without illegitimating the issue. --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • illegitimating — il·le git·i·mate || ‚ɪlɪ dʒɪtɪmÉ™t n. one who is born to parents who are not married to each other v. declare illegal, make unlawful adj. against the law, illegal, prohibited; born to parents who are not married to each other, bastard …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Illegitimate — Il le*git i*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Illegitimated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Illegitimating}.] To render illegitimate; to declare or prove to be born out of wedlock; to bastardize; to illegitimatize. [1913 Webster] The marriage should only be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Illegitimated — Illegitimate Il le*git i*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Illegitimated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Illegitimating}.] To render illegitimate; to declare or prove to be born out of wedlock; to bastardize; to illegitimatize. [1913 Webster] The marriage should… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Illegitimation — Il le*git i*ma tion, n. 1. The act of illegitimating; bastardizing. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being illegitimate; illegitimacy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Gardiner had performed his promise to the queen of getting her illegitimation taken off. Bp …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • illegitimate — illegitimately, adv. illegitimateness, illegitimation, n. adj., n. /il i jit euh mit/; v. /il i jit euh mayt /, adj., n., v., illegitimated, illegitimating. adj. 1. born of parents who are not married to each other; born out of wedlock: an… …   Universalium

  • illegitimate — adjective /ɪləˈdʒɪtəmət / (say iluh jituhmuht) 1. not legitimate; unlawful: an illegitimate act. 2. born out of wedlock: an illegitimate child. 3. irregular; not in good usage. 4. Logic not in accordance with the principle of inference. –verb (t) …   Australian English dictionary

  • illegitimation — |i(l)+ noun 1. : the action of illegitimating 2. obsolete : the state of being illegitimate : illegitimacy …   Useful english dictionary

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