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illegitimate

  
1       adj   A person who is illegitimate was born of parents who were not married to each other.  
2       adj   Illegitimate is used to describe activities and institutions that are not in accordance with the law or with accepted standards of what is right.  
The election was dismissed as illegitimate by the opposition...     
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illegitimate

  
1    illegal, illicit, improper, unauthorized, unconstitutional, under-the-table, unlawful, unsanctioned  
2    baseborn     (archaic)   bastard, born on the wrong side of the blanket, born out of wedlock, fatherless, misbegotten     (literary)   natural, spurious     (rare)  
3    illogical, incorrect, invalid, spurious, unsound  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    authorized, constitutional, lawful, legal, legitimate, proper, sanctioned  

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