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Adulterine  adj.  Proceeding from adulterous intercourse. Hence: Spurious; without the support of law; illegal. "When any particular class of artificers or traders thought proper to act as a corporation without a charter, such were called adulterine guilds."

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... vanished. Sometimes we find a mound which seems to proclaim its position, but memory is silent, and the people of England, if the story of the chronicler be true, have to be grateful to Henry II, who set himself to work to root up and destroy very many of these adulterine castles which were the abodes of tyranny and oppression. However, for the protection of his kingdom, he raised other strongholds, in the south the grand fortress of Dover, which still guards the straits; in the west, Berkeley Castle, ...
— Vanishing England • P. H. Ditchfield

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