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Dictionary entry overview: What does illegitimate mean?
• ILLEGITIMATE (noun)
The noun ILLEGITIMATE has 1 sense:
1. the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
Familiarity information: ILLEGITIMATE used as a noun is very rare.
• ILLEGITIMATE (adjective)
The adjective ILLEGITIMATE has 2 senses:
1. contrary to or forbidden by law
2. of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful
Familiarity information: ILLEGITIMATE used as an adjective is rare.