- wrongly or unlawfully begotten; specif., born out of wedlock
- wrongly or badly conceived: misbegotten rules
See misbegotten in American Heritage Dictionary 4
a. Of, relating to, or being a child or children born to unmarried parents.
b. Not lawfully obtained: misbegotten wealth.
- Having an improper basis or origin; ill-conceived: misbegotten ideas about education.
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