bastardy

noun bas·tardy \ ˈbas-tər-dē \

Definition of bastardy

plural bastardies
1 :the quality or state of being a bastard
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

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First Known Use of bastardy

15th century

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