◄ Legitimate ►

1. (a.) In accordance with law or with established standards; lawful; as, legitimate government; legitimate rights\; the legitimate succession to the throne; a legitimate proceeding of an officer; a legitimate heir.

2. (a.) Lawfully begotten; born in wedlock.

3. (a.) Authorized; real; genuine; not false, counterfeit, or spurious; as, legitimate poems of Chaucer; legitimate inscriptions.

4. (a.) Conforming to known principles, or accepted rules; as, legitimate reasoning; a legitimate standard, or method; a legitimate combination of colors.

5. (a.) Following by logical sequence; reasonable; as, a legitimate result; a legitimate inference.

6. (v. t.) 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.

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