Illegitimate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌɪləˈdʒɪtəmət|  American pronunciation of the word illegitimate
Brit.  |ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtɪmət|  British pronunciation of the word illegitimate

noun

- the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents (syn: bastard, by-blow, whoreson)

adjective

- contrary to or forbidden by law(syn: illicit, outlaw, outlawed, unlawful)

Examples

She thinks that my concerns are illegitimate.

They were fired from their jobs for illegitimate reasons.

The rebels regard the current government as illegitimate.

a distinction between legitimate and illegitimate trade

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