Associations to the word «Legitimate»


LEGITIMATE, adjective. In accordance with the law or established legal forms and requirements; lawful.
LEGITIMATE, adjective. Conforming to known principles, or established or accepted rules or standards; valid.
LEGITIMATE, adjective. Authentic, real, genuine.
LEGITIMATE, adjective. ​Lawfully begotten, i.e., born to a legally married couple. [from mid-14th century]
LEGITIMATE, adjective. Relating to hereditary rights.
LEGITIMATE, verb. To make legitimate, lawful, or valid; especially, to put in the position or state of a legitimate person before the law, by legal means. [from 1590]
LEGITIMATE THEATER, noun. (uncountable) Serious drama, as opposed to farce or musical theater.
LEGITIMATE THEATER, noun. (countable) A theater that performs serious dramas.
LEGITIMATE THEATRE, noun. Alternative form of legitimate theater

Dictionary definition

LEGITIMATE, verb. Make legal; "Marijuana should be legalized".
LEGITIMATE, verb. Show or affirm to be just and legitimate.
LEGITIMATE, verb. Make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone); "They legitimized their natural child".
LEGITIMATE, adjective. Of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful.
LEGITIMATE, adjective. Based on known statements or events or conditions; "rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year".
LEGITIMATE, adjective. In accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles; "legitimate advertising practices".
LEGITIMATE, adjective. Authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law; "a legitimate government".

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