Bastardize

Definition of Bastardize

Bas´tard`ize
v. t.1.To make or prove to be a bastard; to stigmatize as a bastard; to declare or decide legally to be illegitimate.
[imp. & p. p. Bastardized ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bastardizing.]
The law is so indulgent as not to bastardize the child, if born, though not begotten, in lawful wedlock.
- Blackstone.
2.To beget out of wedlock.
3.to change something (for example, art forms) so that its value declines; to debase.

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