|1.||born of parents who were not married to each other at the time of birth; bastard|
|2.||forbidden by law; illegal; unlawful|
|3.||contrary to logic; incorrectly reasoned|
|4.||an illegitimate person; bastard|
The condition of being born to unmarried parents. It was once considered a mark of disgrace but is generally more accepted now.
status of children begotten and born outside of wedlock. Many statutes either state, or are interpreted to mean, that usually a child born under a void marriage is not illegitimate if his parents clearly believed that they were legally married. Similarly, annulment of a marriage usually does not illegitimize the children.
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