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bastard

adjective
(1) Born out of wedlock; illegitimate.
(2) Not genuine; adulterated; ersatz.

noun A popular term for an extremely unpleasant, rude and/or malicious person.

bastard

atypical, or unusual form of, a disease or plant.

bastard lentil
ervumervilia.
bastard strangles
bastard wing
see alula.
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By contrast, the Proctor/Choat trial was one of only eight Essex County bastardy and paternity trials to acquit the putative father.
The text is divided chronically into three sections, the first of which explores the "sexual terrain of colonial and revolutionary Philadelphia," focusing on conceptions of patriarchal marriage, the phenomenon of self-divorce, the thriving pleasure culture, views on bastardy and prostitution, and depictions of sexuality contained in popular print sources of the day.
Buckingham's litany of Edward's supposed infidelity and the resulting bastardy of his sons in the Tower finally convinces the Mayor and citizens to "entreat" Richard to assume the throne.
I would be suffering from two disabilities if I were cast there, both the foreignness of my father and my own bastardy.
Indeed, Crawford writes, "monsters illuminate some of the complex social issues around women's experiences of vagrancy and bastardy in early modern England" (77); the birth of monsters could therefore condemn wandering women, recusant women, sectarian women, sexually transgressive women, or women who gathered outside the purview of men--all of whom receive extensive treatment in subsequent chapters.
The contributors discuss topics such as survival strategies of unmarried mothers; social attitudes towards bastardy; the morality penalty of illegitimacy; the paternity of illegitimate children; and the existence of a bastardy prone sub-society.
This aim is more satisfactorily carried out in the last third of the volume which addresses the status of women, legal prohibitions against adultery, monogamy, polygamy, surrogate motherhood, infertility, the tension between responsibility to undertake a levirate marriage and the prohibition against incest, divorce, rape, murder, bastardy, conversion, and forcible separation of husbands from "foreign" wives.
MY CAREER as a misfit arguably began at birth, with my bastardy.
And recently he was forced to withdraw a question about single-parent families after referring to 'state-subsidised bastardy as an attractive career option'.
The "tragic" matter of the drama, which ends with the deaths of both Queen Elinor and Joan (after the latter's bastardy has been revealed to her), is drawn from two ballads.
These bastardy cases involving seafarer fathers were no different from the many similar ones in, say, Bristol, London or any other British port, rather than reflecting on the male convict population as rotten partners and irresponsible fathers.
I welcome the recent seemingly 'Damascus Road' conversion of our beloved leader Tony Blair, when recently I felt motivated to put down the following question at a county council meeting: 'State subsidised bastardy as an attractive career option has hastened our once Christian Nation's slide into moral, social and economy decadence, when we now see 15-year-old mothers, 30-year-old grandmothers and 45-year-old great grandmothers, many of our young people never having the benefits of experiencing male role models of quality in their homes.