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The state or act of being non legitimate, illegitimate, non legal, illegal. All penal acts, crimes of course, acts of tort, ruled by fraud, constitute illegitimacy.

Or one who contravenes/deviates and/or is or acts against Law, is illegitimate, illegal.

We have several other terms, thus illegitimate cohabitation=the state of living together, without being officially married.

Or, we also have illegitimate child=or else, a 'natura;' child, that is born by parents who are not married.

We also have illegitimate earning', earnings that come from illegal acts, such as money laundry, and similar Otraffickling, drugs etc). Money earned can be also be illegitimate, thus illegal when they contribute/help illegal competition, or come from it.

We also have 'illegitimate bettings' in the past mainly, with illegal casinos, when casinos all over the world, and this may still persist, even today, if casinos do not own an official, valid license to work.

Illegitimate is also close to 'non valid' against rules, and regulation, when something thus is forbidden by Law, or authorities that issue acts of law, and are not followed, thus cntravened by people. (any people involved..)

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