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See bastardbastard (sense 2 of the noun)
- ‘Yes, it is a small organization intent on removing the stigma of bastardy from illegitimate children.’
- ‘No word yet if they'll marry to save the child from bastardy.’
- ‘Local communities, however, punished ordinary persons convicted of bastardy severely, out of fear that bastards might become a financial burden on the parish.’
- ‘A man charged with bastardy (fathering an unwed child) might be ordered to marry the child's mother, or to enter into a private child support agreement.’
- ‘While bastardy was not always a bar to succession, it certainly made things more difficult.’
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