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 for Illegitimate union
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Illegitimate \Il`le*git"i*mate\, a.
     1. Not according to law; not regular or authorized; unlawful;
        improper.
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     2. Unlawfully begotten; born out of wedlock; bastard; as, an
        illegitimate child.
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     3. Not legitimately deduced or inferred; illogical; as, an
        illegitimate inference.
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     4. Not authorized by good usage; not genuine; spurious; as,
        an illegitimate word.
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     Illegitimate fertilization, or Illegitimate union (Bot.),
        the fertilization of pistils by stamens not of their own
        length, in heterogonously dimorphic and trimorphic
        flowers. --Darwin.
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