I insisted that in case of any spurious claims against me, Irwin Entertainment would seek to protect me.
She was aware how often spurious communications followed the death of a public figure.
No one built on it or proposed doing so before 1948, a spurious article to this effect notwithstanding.
1590s, "born out of wedlock," from Latin spurius "illegitimate, false" (cf. Italian spurio, Spanish espurio), from spurius (n.) "illegitimate child," probably from Etruscan spural "public." Sense of "having an irregular origin, not properly constituted" is from c.1600; that of "false, sham" is from 1610s.
spurious spu·ri·ous (spyur'ē-əs)
Similar in appearance or symptoms but unrelated in morphology or pathology; false.