bastardy

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noun bas·tardy \ˈbas-tər-dē\

Definition of bastardy

plural

bastardies

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being a bastard

  2. 2 :  the begetting of an illegitimate child

Examples of bastardy in a sentence

  1. <acutely conscious of his bastardy, he always felt the need to prove himself>

15th Century

First Known Use of bastardy

15th century


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