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Definition of Bastard

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illegitimate child, child born to unmarried parents
illegitimate, born of unwed parents
Bastard Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To bastardize.
  
(n.)
Of an unusual make or proportion; as, a bastard musket; a bastard culverin.
  
(n.)
Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; -- applied to things which resemble those which are genuine, but are really not so.
  
(n.)
An inferior quality of soft brown sugar, obtained from the sirups that already had several boilings.
  
(n.)
Abbreviated, as the half title in a page preceding the full title page of a book.
  
(n.)
A writing paper of a particular size. See Paper.
  
(n.)
A sweet Spanish wine like muscadel in flavor.
  
(n.)
A large size of mold, in which sugar is drained.
  
(n.)
A "natural" child; a child begotten and born out of wedlock; an illegitimate child; one born of an illicit union.
  
(a.)
Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See Bastard, n., note.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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bastard
\bas"tard\, v. t. to bastardize. [obs.]
bastard
\bas"tard\ (&?;), a.
1. begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. see bastard, n., note.
2. lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; -- applied to things which resemble those which are genuine, but are really not so. that bastard self-love which is so vicious in itself, and productive of so many vices.
3. of an unusual make or proportion; as, a bastard musket; a bastard culverin. [obs.]
4. (print.) abbreviated, as the half title in a page preceding the full title page of a book.
bastard
ashlar (arch.), stones for ashlar work, roughly squared at the quarry.
bastard
file, a file intermediate between the coarsest and the second cut.
bastard
type (print.), type having the face of a larger or a smaller size than the body; e.g., a nonpareil face on a brevier body.
bastard
wing (zo?l.), three to five quill feathers on a small joint corresponding to the thumb in some mam malia; the alula.
bastard
\bas"tard\ (&?;), n. [of. bastard, bastart, f. b&?;tard, prob. fr. of. bast, f. b&?;t, a packsaddle used as a bed by the muleteers (fr. ll. bastum) + -ard. of. fils de bast son of the packsaddle; as the muleteers were accustomed to use their saddles for beds in the inns. see cervantes, "don quixote," chap. 16; and cf.g. bankert, fr. bank bench.] 1. a "natural" child; a child begotten and born out of wedlock; an illegitimate child; one born of an illicit union.
note: by the civil and canon laws, and by the laws of many of the united states, a bastard becomes a legitimate child by the intermarriage of the parents at any subsequent time. but by those of england, and of some states of the united states, a child, to be legitimate, must at least be born after the lawful marriage. blackstone.
2. (sugar refining) (a) an inferior quality of soft brown sugar, obtained from the sirups that &?; already had several boilings. (b) a large size of mold, in which sugar is drained.
3. a sweet spanish wine like muscadel in flavor. brown bastard is your only drink.
4. a writing paper of a particular size. see paper.
bastard
adj
1. born out of wedlock; "the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- e.a.freeman [syn: bastardly, misbegot, misbegotten, spurious]


2. fraudulent; having a misleading appearance [syn: bogus, fake, phony, phoney]
n 1: (obscene) insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous [syn: asshole, cocksucker, dickhead, shit, mother fucker, motherfucker, prick, son of a bitch, sob]
2: the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents [syn: by-blow, love child, illegitimate child, illegitimate, whoreson]




3. derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin; "the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting gothic but not true gothic" [syn: mongrel]


bastard
in the old testament the rendering of the hebrew word _mamzer'_, which means "polluted." in deut. 23:2, it occurs in the ordinary sense of illegitimate offspring. in zech. 9:6, the word is used in the sense of foreigner. from the history of jephthah we learn that there were bastard offspring among the jews (judg. 11:1-7). in heb. 12:8, the word (gr. nothoi) is used in its ordinary sense, and denotes those who do not share the privileges of god's children.

The Phrase Finder
Meaning
Meaning is self evident. Often given in the cod latin version as 'nil carborundum'.
Origin
Proverbial.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Basdardd = n. a bastard
Basdarddes = n. female bastard
Poerai = n. bastard pellitory
Shakespeare Words
raisin wine
sweet Spanish wine.
counterfeit; false.
GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
illegitimate child***The successful film star often admitted in public that he was an illegitimate child of his parents. He tried to remove the stigma attached to children who were called bastards by an insensitive society.
Australian Slang
1. affectionate term of endearment; 2. unpleasant character; 3. fatherless child; 4. (used without negative connotations) any person; 5. bad; pathetic: “a bastard thing to do”
unhappy, depressed
extremely drunk
stereotype of a male from the bush who is crude, mean, stingy, lazy, cruel, dishonest, etc., the very epitome of every vice (from a crude poem "The Captain of the Push" attributed to Henry Lawson)
exhortation to keep one's resolve and remain firm and cheerful in the face of difficulties. Often jocularly rendered in mock Latin, as nil carborundum bastardis
the general public
a term of endearment
unhappy, depressed
an Englishman
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
1. a contemptible person. Derived from the original meaning, an illegitimate person, when to be born out of wedlock was viewed as objectionable
2. a pitiable person:"That poor bastard never stood a chance once the avalanche started."
3. used as an negative intensifier:"My bastard car wont start again!"
4. (interj) exclamation of anger
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
(synonym) asshole, cocksucker, dickhead, shit, mother fucker, motherfucker, prick, whoreson, son of a bitch, SOB
(hypernym) unpleasant person, disagreeable person
(classification) obscenity, vulgarism, dirty word
2. the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
(synonym) by-blow, love child, illegitimate child, illegitimate, whoreson
(hypernym) offspring, progeny, issue
(derivation) bastardize, bastardise
3. derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin; "the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic"
(synonym) mongrel
(hypernym) variation
(derivation) bastardize, bastardise

Adjective
1. born out of wedlock; "the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman
(synonym) bastardly, misbegot, misbegotten, spurious
(similar) illegitimate
2. fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
(synonym) bogus, fake, phony, phoney
(similar) counterfeit, imitative
Bastard Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
(1) Any nonstandard piece of equipment. (2) A kind of file. (3) A word used in grudging admiration, or as a term of opprobrium.
Bastard Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Genealogy Terms
Born of parents not married to each other
Bastard Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Bastard may refer to:
  • A child whose birth lacks legal legitimacy—that is, one born to a woman and a man who are not legally married
  • Bastard (Law of England and Wales), illegitimacy in English law
  • Bastard (typeface), a blackletter typeface
  • Bastard (color), a type of color gel
  • Bastard Township, Ontario, Canada
  • Bastarda or Bastard, a Gothic script
  • Bastard, a classification of the teeth of a metalworking file
  • Bastard, historically, a second-rate wine, distinguished from sack
  • Bastard sword, a type of longsword

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Bastard Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
BASTARD - A word derived from bas or bast, signifying abject, low, base nature. An Enfant de bas, a child of low birth. According to Blackstone, a bastard in the law sense of the word is a person not only begotten, but born out of lawful matrimony. This definition does not appear to be complete, inasmuch as it does not embrace the case of a person who is the issue of an illicit connection during the coverture of his mother. The common law only taketh him to be a son whom the marriage proveth to be so. A bastard may be perhaps defined to be one who is born of an illicit union and before the lawful marriage of his parents.

A man is a bastard if born, first, before the marriage of his parents; but although he may have been begotten while his parents were single, yet if they afterwards marry, and he is born during the coverture, he is legitimate. Secondly, if born during the coverture, under circumstances which render it impossible that the hushand of his mother can be his father. It seems by the Gardner peerage case that strong moral improbability that the husband is not the father is sufficient to bastardize the issue. Thirdly, if born beyond a competent time after the coverture has determined.

The principal right which bastard children have, is that of maintenance from their parents. To protect the public from their support, the law compels the putative father to maintain his bastard children.

Considered as nullius filius, a bastard has no inheritable blood in him, and therefore no estate can descend to him; but he may take by testment, if properly described, after he has obtained a name by reputation. But this hard rule has been somewhat mitigated in some of the states where, by statute, various inheritable qualities have been conferred upon bastards.

Bastards can acquire the rights of legitimate children only by an act of the legislature.

By the laws of Louisiana, a bastard is one who is born of an illicit union. There are two sorts of illegitimate children; first, those who are born of two persons, who, at the moment such children were conceived, might have legally contracted marriage with each other; and, secondly, those who are born from persons, to whose marriage there existed at the time, some legal impediment. An adulterous bastard is one produced by an unlawful connexion between two persons, who, at the time he was conceived, were, either of them, or both, connected by marriage with some other person or persons. Incestuous bastards are those who are produced by the illegal connexion of two persons who are relations within the degrees prohibited by law.

Bastards, generally speaking, belong to no family, and have no relations; accordingly they are not subject to paternal authority, even when they have been acknowledged. Nevertheless, fathers and mothers owe alimony. to their children when they are in need. Alimony is due to bastards, though they be adulterous or incestuous, by the mother and her ascendants.

Children born out of marriage, except those who are born from an incestuous or adulterous connexion, may be legitimated by the subsequent marriage of their father and mother, whenever the latter have legally acknowledged them for their children, either before the marriage or by the contract of marriage itself. Every other mode of legitimating children is abolished. Legitimation may even be extended to deceased children who have left issue, and in that ease, it enures to the benefit of that issue. Children legitimated by a subsequent marriage, have the same rights as if born during the marriage.

BASTARD EIGNE' - Eng. Law. Elder bastard. By the old English law, when a man had a bastard son and he afterwards married the mother and by her had a legitimate son, the first was called a bastard eigne, or as it is now spelled, aine, and the second son was called puisne, or since born, or sometimes he was called mulier puisne.

BASTARDY - Crim. Law. The offence of begetting a bastard child.

BASTARDY - Persons. The state or condition of a bastard. The law presumes every child legitimate, when born of a woman in a state of wedlock, and casts the onus probandi on the party who affirms the bastardy.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Duhaime.org Legal Dictionary
An illegitimate child, born in a relationship between two persons that are not married (ie. not in wedlock) or who are not married at the time of the child’s birth. - (read more on Bastard)
  
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Bastard Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
In the Old Testament the rendering of the Hebrew word mamzer', which means "polluted." In Deut. 23:2, it occurs in the ordinary sense of illegitimate offspring. In Zech. 9:6, the word is used in the sense of foreigner. From the history of Jephthah we learn that there were bastard offspring among the Jews (Judg. 11:1-7). In Heb. 12:8, the word (Gr. nothoi) is used in its ordinary sense, and denotes those who do not share the privileges of God's children.
Smith's Bible Dictionary

Among those who were excluded from entering the congregation, even to the tenth generation, was the bastard. (23:2) The term is not, however, applied to any illegitimate offspring, born out of wedlock, but is restricted by the rabbins to the issue of any connection within the degrees prohibited by the law.
  
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