bastardy

[bas-ter-dee]
noun
1.
the state or condition of being a bastard; illegitimacy.
2.
the act of begetting a bastard.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French bastardie. See bastard, -y3

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bastardy (ˈbɑːstədɪ, ˈbæs-)
 
n
archaic the condition of being a bastard; illegitimacy

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There is no known illegitimacy on the maternal side, but there is a long history of bastardy on the grand paternal side.
Examples would be civil cases appealed from municipal courts and bastardy cases from county courts.
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