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".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn