Translation of illegitimate in Spanish:

illegitimate

Pronunciation: /ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtəmət; ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtɪmət/

adj

  • 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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