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Legitimate

Le`git´i`mate   Pronunciation: ~māt
a.1.Accordant with law or with established legal forms and requirements; lawful; as, legitimate government; legitimate rights; the legitimate succession to the throne; a legitimate proceeding of an officer; a legitimate heir.
2.Lawfully begotten; born in wedlock.
3.Authorized; real; genuine; not false, counterfe`t, or spurious; as,$legitimate poems of Chaucer; legitimate inscriptions.
4.Conforming to known principles, or accepted rules; as, legitimate reasoning; a legitimate standard, or method; a legitimate combination of colors.
Tillotson still keeps his place as a legitimate English classic.
- Macaulay.
5.Following by logical sequence; reasonable; as, a legitimate result; a legitimate inference.
v. t.1.To make legitimate, lawful, or valid; esp., to put in the position or state of a legitimate person before the law, by legal means; as, to legitimate a bastard child.
[imp. & p. p. Legitimated (-mā`tĕd); p. pr. & vb. n. Legitimating (-mā`tĭng).]
Verb1.legitimate - make legal; "Marijuana should be legalized"
2.legitimate - show or affirm to be just and legitimate
3.legitimate - make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone); "They legitimized their natural child"
Adj.1.legitimate - of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful
Antonyms:
illegitimate - of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful
2.legitimate - in accordance with reason or logic; "a logical conclusion"
Synonyms: logical
3.legitimate - in accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles; "legitimate advertising practices"
4.legitimate - authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law; "a legitimate government"
Synonyms: licit, lawful

LEGITIMATE. That which is according to law; as, legitimate children, are lawful children, born in wedlock, in contradistinction to bastards; legitimate authority, or lawful power, in opposition to usurpation.

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