Illegitimately - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtɪmətli|
Brit.  |ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtɪmətli|

adverb

- in a manner disapproved or not allowed by custom(syn: illicitly)

He acted illegitimately when he increased the rent fourfold

- of biological parents not married to each other

this child was born illegitimately

Examples

He acted illegitimately when he increased the rent fourfold

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