legitimately


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le·git·i·mate

 (lə-jĭt′ə-mĭt)
adj.
1.
a. Being in compliance with the law; lawful: a legitimate business.
b. Being in accordance with established or accepted rules and standards: legitimate advertising practices.
c. Valid or justifiable: a legitimate complaint.
d. Based on logical reasoning: a legitimate deduction.
2. Born of legally married parents: legitimate offspring.
3. Of, relating to, or ruling by hereditary right: a legitimate monarch.
4. Of or relating to drama of high professional quality that excludes burlesque, vaudeville, and some forms of musical comedy: the legitimate theater.
tr.v. (-māt′) le·git·i·mat·ed, le·git·i·mat·ing, le·git·i·mates
To legitimize.

[Middle English legitimat, born in wedlock, from Medieval Latin lēgitimātus, law-worthy, past participle of lēgitimāre, to make lawful, from Latin lēgitimus, legitimate, from lēx, lēg-, law; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

le·git′i·mate·ly adv.
le·git′i·mate·ness n.
le·git′i·ma′tion n.
le·git′i·mat′or (-māt′ər) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.legitimately - in a manner acceptable to common custom; "you cannot do this legitimately!"
illegitimately, illicitly - in a manner disapproved or not allowed by custom; "He acted illegitimately when he increased the rent fourfold"
2.legitimately - in a lawfully recognized manner; "let's get married so our child can be born legitimately"
out of wedlock, illegitimately - of biological parents not married to each other; "this child was born illegitimately"
Translations
بصورةٍ شَرْعِيَّه
legitimně
legitimtlovligt
á lögmætan hátt
legitímne
yasal olarak

legitimately

[lɪˈdʒɪtɪmɪtlɪ] ADV
1. (= lawfully) → legítimamente
2. (= justifiably) [expect] → justificadamente
you could legitimately argue thatsería justo or estaría justificado argumentar que ...
he can legitimately claim to speak for all South Africanstiene sobradas razones para erigirse en portavoz de todos los sudafricanos
he has demanded, quite legitimately, thatha exigido, con toda la razón, que ...

legitimately

[lɪˈdʒɪtəmətli] adv
(within the law) [act, elect] → légitimement
legitimately elected → légitimement élu
The government has been legitimately elected by the people → Le gouvernement a été légitimement élu par le peuple.
(with good reason) [argue, claim] → légitimement

legitimately

adv (= lawfully)legitim; (= with reason)berechtigterweise, mit Recht; he argues, quite legitimately, that …er führt das berechtigte Argument an, dass …; it can legitimately be expected of people that …man kann mit Recht von den Leuten erwarten, dass …

legitimate

(liˈdʒitimət) adjective
1. lawful. Is this procedure perfectly legitimate?
2. (of a child) born to parents who are married to each other.
leˈgitimately adverb
leˈgitimacy noun
References in classic literature ?
Certain it is, his voice resounded far above all the rest of the congregation; and there are peculiar quavers still to be heard in that church, and which may even be heard half a mile off, quite to the opposite side of the mill-pond, on a still Sunday morning, which are said to be legitimately descended from the nose of Ichabod Crane.
Nor, perhaps, will it fail to be eventually perceived, that behind those forms and usages, as it were, he sometimes masked himself; incidentally making use of them for other and more private ends than they were legitimately intended to subserve.
After some conversation among these gentlemen, from which I might have supposed that there was nothing in the world to be legitimately taken into account but the supreme comfort of prisoners, at any expense, and nothing on the wide earth to be done outside prison-doors, we began our inspection.
Instead of legitimately extending telephone lines into communities that had none, these promoters proceeded to inflict the messy snarl of an overlapping system upon whatever cities would give them permission to do so.
But I had no intention on that account of attempting to master all the particular sciences commonly denominated mathematics: but observing that, however different their objects, they all agree in considering only the various relations or proportions subsisting among those objects, I thought it best for my purpose to consider these proportions in the most general form possible, without referring them to any objects in particular, except such as would most facilitate the knowledge of them, and without by any means restricting them to these, that afterwards I might thus be the better able to apply them to every other class of objects to which they are legitimately applicable.
I approve particularly of the first part of your thought; it is very pleasant to smile there where we have so legitimately shuddered in thinking that from one moment to another M.
He also began to remember that pistol-shots are sometimes serious things; accompanied with consequences with which he was legitimately concerned.
Those who have taken the lead in such a democracy have endeavoured to support it, and make the people powerful by collecting together as many persons as they could and giving them their freedom, not only legitimately but naturally born, and also if either of their parents were citizens, that is to say, if either their father or mother; and this method is better suited to this state than any other: and thus the demagogues have usually managed.
If they were "faithful unto death," they have their crown now--but no amount of faithfulness and legal shrewdness combined could legitimately drag the city into a participation in the promises of the prophecy.
exclaimed Moliere, in the tone of a courageous dog, from which you snatch the bone it has legitimately gained; "I disturb myself
Still, she reflected, these sorts of skill are almost exclusively masculine; women neither practice them nor know how to value them; and one's husband's proficiency in this direction might legitimately increase one's respect for him, since mystification is no bad basis for respect.
I have already stated that I cannot honestly admit Forbes's view on continental extensions, which, if legitimately followed out, would lead to the belief that within the recent period all existing islands have been nearly or quite joined to some continent.