Bastardisation

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Bastardisation or bastardization may refer to:

  • Corruption (linguistics), the idea that language change constitutes a degradation in the quality.
  • Hazing, activities involving harassment, abuse or humiliation used as a way of initiating a person into a group.
  • Hybridisation (biology), mixing two animals or plants of different breeds, varieties, species or genera.
  • Adulteration of goods, lacing. To mix foreign substances to the declared product, or sometimes to replace it entirely with a different one without to mention the process.
    nouns: lacer, US: bastardizer, UK: bastardiser, adulterator

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