adulterine


adulterine
/adaltaran/ Begotten in an adulterous intercourse. Those are not deemed adulterine who are begotten of a woman openly married through ignorance of a former wife being alive. In the Roman and canon law, adulterine bastards were distinguished from such as were the issue of two unmarried persons, and the former were treated with more severity, not being allowed the status of natural children, and being ineligible to holy orders

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Adulterine — A*dul ter*ine, a. [L. adulterinus, fr. adulter.] Proceeding from adulterous intercourse. Hence: Spurious; without the support of law; illegal. [1913 Webster] When any particular class of artificers or traders thought proper to act as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adulterine — A*dul ter*ine, n. An illegitimate child. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adulterine — index artificial, bastard, illegitimate (born out of wedlock) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • adulterine — [ə dul′tər in, ə dul′tər īn΄] adj. [L adulterinus < adulter: see ADULTERATE] 1. of adultery 2. due to adulteration …   English World dictionary

  • adultérine — ● adultérin, adultérine adjectif (latin adulterinus) Né d un adultère : Enfant adultérin. ● adultérin, adultérine (synonymes) adjectif (latin adulterinus) Né d un adultère Synonymes …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • adulterine — 1. adjective /əˈdʌltəraɪn,əˈdʌltəraɪn,əˈdʌltəriːn/ a) Spurious; due to adulteration. a knave apothecary, that administers the physick, and makes the medicine, may do infinite harm, by his old obsolete doses, adulterine druggs, bad mixtures, quid… …   Wiktionary

  • adulterine — adjective Date: 1542 1. a. marked by adulteration ; spurious b. illegal 2. born of adultery …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • adulterine — /euh dul teuh reen , teuh ruyn /, adj. 1. characterized by adulteration; spurious. 2. born of adultery. 3. of or involving adultery. [1535 45; < L adulterinus, equiv. to adulter adulterer, counterfeiter (see ADULTERER) + inus INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • adulterine — adj. illegitimate, born from an adulterous relationship; not genuine, spurious …   English contemporary dictionary


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