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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 il·le·git·i·mate /-ˈʤɪtəmət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
    The marriage should only be dissolved for the future, without illegitimating the issue.   --Bp. Burnet.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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