One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘illegitimate share trading’
illegal, unlawful, illicit, against the law, criminal, lawbreaking, actionable, felonious
unlicensed, unauthorized, unsanctioned, unwarranted, unofficial
banned, forbidden, barred, prohibited, outlawed, interdicted, proscribed, not allowed, not permitted, against the rules
contraband, black-market, under the counter, bootleg
fraudulent, corrupt, dishonest, dishonourable
informal crooked, shady
British informal bent, dodgy
2‘an illegitimate child’
born out of wedlock, born of unmarried parents
dated born on the wrong side of the blanket, unfathered
archaic bastard, natural, misbegotten, baseborn, spurious, nameless
3‘it is quite illegitimate to treat such a person as a swindler’
incorrect, illogical, invalid, unsound, spurious, wrongly inferred, wrongly deduced
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