AskDefine | Define illegitimately

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illegitimately adv
1 in a manner disapproved or not allowed by custom; "He acted illegitimately when he increased the rent fourfold" [syn: illicitly] [ant: legitimately, legitimately]
2 of biological parents not married to each other; "this child was born illegitimately" [syn: out of wedlock] [ant: legitimately]

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  1. In an illegitimate manner.
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