Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The state of being a bastard; the act of begetting a bastard. See 17 Pa. St. 126, 55 Am. Dec. 542.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The offense of begetting a bastard child. The condition of a bastard. Dinkey v. Com., 17 Pa. 129, 55 Am. Dec. 542.