- bastardy early 14c., "condition of illegitimacy," from Anglo-Fr., O.Fr. bastardie, from bastard (see BASTARD (Cf. bastard)). As "begetting of bastards, fornication" from 1570s.
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Bastardy — Bas tar*dy, n. 1. The state of being a bastard; illegitimacy. [1913 Webster] 2. The procreation of a bastard child. Wharton. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bastardy — index bar sinister Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
bastardy — [bas′tər dē] n. pl. bastardies 1. the state of being a bastard; illegitimacy 2. the begetting of a bastard … English World dictionary
bastardy — noun (plural tardies) Date: 15th century 1. the quality or state of being a bastard ; illegitimacy 2. the begetting of an illegitimate child … New Collegiate Dictionary
bastardy — /bas teuhr dee/, n. 1. the state or condition of being a bastard; illegitimacy. 2. the act of begetting a bastard. [1400 50; late ME < AF, OF bastardie. See BASTARD, Y3] * * * … Universalium
bastardy — noun The condition of being illegitimate, of being born to an unmarried woman or as the fruit of adultery. Go, after, after, cousin Buckingham. See Also: bastard … Wiktionary
bastardy — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being of illegitimate birth: illegitimacy. See KIN, LAW … English dictionary for students
bastardy — basÂ·tarÂ·dy || bÃ¦stÉ™dÉª n. illegitimacy, state of a child born to unwed parents … English contemporary dictionary
bastardy — noun (U) old use the situation of having parents who were not married to each other when you were born … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
bastardy — bas·tardy … English syllables