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Meaning & Definition of Illegitimate in English

English

Illegitimate

/ɪlɪʤɪtəmɪt/

noun

1. The illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents

    synonym:
  • bastard
  • ,
  • by-blow
  • ,
  • love child
  • ,
  • illegitimate child
  • ,
  • illegitimate
  • ,
  • whoreson

adjective

1. Contrary to or forbidden by law

  • "An illegitimate seizure of power"
  • "Illicit trade"
  • "An outlaw strike"
  • "Unlawful measures"
    synonym:
  • illegitimate
  • ,
  • illicit
  • ,
  • outlaw(a)
  • ,
  • outlawed
  • ,
  • unlawful

2. Of marriages and offspring

  • Not recognized as lawful
    synonym:
  • illegitimate