Definition of illegitimacy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌɪləˈdʒɪtəməsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪləˈdʒɪtəməsi//
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  1. 1the fact of being born to parents who are not married to each other Illegitimacy no longer carries the same social stigma.
  2. 2(formal) the fact of not being allowed by a particular set of rules or by law democratic illegitimacy
  3. opposite legitimacy