This was the fate of many young mothers with illegitimate children in Ireland.
Britain is not illegitimate because it has a cross on its flag and an Anglican head of a state.
Germany is not illegitimate because its immigration policy favors members of a dominant ethnic group.
Now, all of this does not mean that military defense per se is illegitimate.
You should be so proud of yourself working for an illegitimate rag like the Daily Beast.
The common law deemed all children to be illegitimate who had been born before marriage.
Who he is no one exactly knows; some say an illegitimate son of Beckendorff.
The illegitimate child has, in such cases, all the rights of children born in wedlock.
Girls who have illegitimate children often lose their situations and their honor.
The present state of social morality is mirrored in the number of illegitimate offsprings.
1530s, "born out of wedlock," formed in English (and replacing earlier illegitime, c.1500), modeled on Latin illegitimus "not legitimate" (see il- + legitimate). Sense of "unauthorized, unwarranted" is from 1640s. Phrase illegitimi non carborundum, usually "translated" as "don't let the bastards grind you down," is fake Latin (by 1965, said to date from c.1939) (Carborundum was a brand of abrasives).