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

  Illegitimate \Il`le*git"i*mate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Illegitimated; p. pr. & vb. n. Illegitimating.]
     To render illegitimate; to declare or prove to be born out of
     wedlock; to bastardize; to illegitimatize.
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           The marriage should only be dissolved for the future,
           without illegitimating the issue.        --Bp. Burnet.
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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;
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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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure
             of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful
             measures" [syn: illegitimate, illicit, outlaw(a),
             outlawed, unlawful]
      2: of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful [ant:
      n 1: the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents [syn:
           bastard, by-blow, love child, illegitimate child,
           illegitimate, whoreson]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  110 Moby Thesaurus words for "illegitimate":
     actionable, affected, against the law, anarchic, anarchistic,
     anomic, apocryphal, artificial, assumed, bantling, bar sinister,
     baseborn, bastard, bastard child, bastardy, black-market, bogus,
     bootleg, brummagem, by-blow, chargeable, colorable, colored,
     contraband, contrary to law, counterfeit, counterfeited, criminal,
     distorted, dressed up, dummy, embellished, embroidered, ersatz,
     factitious, fake, faked, false, falsified, fatherless, feigned,
     felonious, fictitious, fictive, flawed, garbled, illegal,
     illegitimacy, illegitimate child, illicit, imitation,
     impermissible, improper, incorrect, invalid, irregular, junky,
     justiciable, lawless, love child, make-believe, man-made,
     misbegotten, miscreated, mock, natural, nonconstitutional,
     nonlegal, nonlicit, outlaw, outlawed, perverted, phony, pinchbeck,
     pretended, pseudo, punishable, put-on, quasi, queer, self-styled,
     sham, shoddy, simulated, so-called, soi-disant, spurious,
     supposititious, synthetic, tin, tinsel, titivated, triable,
     twisted, unallowed, unauthentic, unauthorized, unconstitutional,
     under-the-counter, under-the-table, ungenuine, unlawful, unnatural,
     unofficial, unreal, unstatutory, unwarrantable, unwarranted,
     warped, wrongful

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ILLEGITIMATE. That which is contrary to law; it is usually applied to 
  children born out of lawful wedlock. A bastard is sometimes called an 
  illegitimate child. 

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