Legal Definition and Related Resources of Bastardy

Meaning of Bastardy

unlawful sexual intercourse resulting in the birth of a child. Also called fornication .

Bastardy Alternative Definition

The offense of begetting a bastard child; the condition of a bastard.

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Bastardy in Historical Law

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What does Bastardy mean in American Law?

The definition of Bastardy in the law of the United States, as defined by the lexicographer Arthur Leff in his legal dictionary is:

The state of being a bastard; a male”s role in producing one.


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