Translation of illegitimate in Spanish:

illegitimate

Pronunciation: /ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtəmət; ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtɪmət/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [child] ilegítimo
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    • Manapat said Poe was born as the illegitimate child of an already married Spanish father and an American mother, and thus should have acquired the citizenship of his mother under Philippine law.
    • Between 1949 and 1956, approximately 2,700 so-called illegitimate children were born there.
    • He writes that his first experience of the police came through his unruly boyhood and that he is the father of an illegitimate child, born while he was a military police officer in South Korea.
    1.2 [formal] [claim/act] ilegítimo
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    • Denying one group their rightful possession of property, acquired according to these rules, was the illegitimate exercise of government powers and was unjust.
    • In any event, the exclusion of them from the balancing exercise is likewise illegitimate.
    • Sexual harassment in the workplace is an illegitimate exercise of power.
    1.3 (contrary to logic) [formal] inválido

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.