Definition of baseborn in English:

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baseborn

Pronunciation: /ˈbāsbôrn/

adjective

[attributive] archaic
1Of low birth or origin.
Example sentences
  • For they honor money; and the noble weds the baseborn, and the base the highborn; wealth has mixed the race.
  • Much to my regret, both the Confucians and the Mohists have neglected to record the exploits of the baseborn knights.
  • I had thought this fellow at least an esquire; for I had hoped that even the vilest of my ladies would not have dishonored my Court by wantoning with a baseborn servant.
1.1Illegitimate.
Example sentences
  • Amelia Steven's entry noted she was baseborn as her mother's husband had been transported.
  • In the 1851 Census, Susan Pearman is living with her parents and one sister, Christiana, and her baseborn daughter Ellen.
  • In the baptism records at Brighton, Sussex, for September 1767 he was quoted as ‘John Cheesman, baseborn son of Barbara Children’.

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Syllabification: base·born

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