Bastardy



the state or condition of being a bastard; illegitimacy.
the act of begetting a bastard.
noun
(archaic) the condition of being a bastard; illegitimacy
n.

early 14c., “condition of illegitimacy,” from Anglo-French and Old French bastardie, from bastard (see bastard). As “begetting of bastards, fornication” from 1570s.

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