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  Definition of legitimate
  1. make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone); "They legitimized their natural child"
  2. show or affirm to be just and legitimate
  3. make legal; "Marijuana should be legalized"
  4. authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law; "a legitimate government"
  5. of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful
  6. in accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles; "legitimate advertising practices"
  7. in accordance with reason or logic; "a logical conclusion"
Similar Words: legalize, legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise, legitimize, legitimise, legitimatize, legitimatise, lawful, licit, logical

 

See Also: authorized, authorised, legal, valid

 

Hyponyms: monetize, monetise

 

Derivational Morphology: legitimation, legalization, legalisation, legitimacy

 

 
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