il·le·git·i·mate /ˌi-li-'ji-tə-mət/ adj1: not recognized by the law as offspring; specif: born out of marriage◇ An illegitimate child is usu. legitimated by his or her parents' later marriage. Illegitimate children generally have the same inheritance rights under intestate successions as legitimate children; statutes limiting their inheritance rights have been found to violate the equal protection clause.2: not valid according to lawillegitimate n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
(born out of wedlock) adjective
adulterine, base-born, bastard, misbegot, misbegotten, nothus, of illicit union, unlawfully begotten, unnatural
associated concepts: illegitimate children, legitimation, paternity proceeding, presumption of legitimacy
- Parentum est liberos alere atiam nothos. — It is the duty of parents to support their children even when illegitmate- Qui nascitur sine legitimo matrimonio, matron sequitur. — He who is born out of lawful matrimony succeeds to the condition of his mother- Non est justum aliquem antenatum post mortem facere bastardum qui toto tempore vitae suae pro legitimo habebatur. — It is not just to make anyone a bastard after his death, who during his lifetime was regarded as legitimate- justum non est aliquem antenatum mortuum facere bastardum, qui pro tota vita sua pro legitimo habetur. — It is not just to make a bastard after his death one elder born who all his life has been accounted legitimate.- Qui ex damnato cottu nascuntur inter liberos non computentur. — They who are born of an illicit union should not be reckoned among the childrenII (illegal) adjective against the law, banned, contrary to law, criminal, forbidden, illicit, impermissible, improper, interdicted, lawbreaking, malfeasant, non legitimus, not according to law, not permitted, outlawed, outside the law, prohibited, prohibited by law, proscribed, unallowed, unauthorized, unlawful, unlicensed, unsanctioned, wrongful III index felonious, illegal, illicit, impermissible, irregular (improper), spurious, synthetic, ultra vires, unauthorized, unlawful, wrongful
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
adj.(1) Not authorized by law; illegal.(2) Born to parents not married to one another at the time of conception.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
adj.1 Of a child, that he or she was born to parents not married to one another.2 Wrongful or unlawful.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.