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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Legitimate  \Le*git"i*mate\  (-m[asl]t),  a.  [LL.  legitimatus  p. 
  p.  of  legitimare  to  legitimate,  fr  L.  legitimus  legitimate. 
  See  {Legal}.] 
  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,  counterfeit,  or 
  spurious;  as  legitimate  poems  of  Chaucer;  legitimate 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Legitimate  \Le*git"i*mate\  (-m[=a]t),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Legitimated}  (-m[=a]`t[e^]d);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Legitimating} 
  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. 
  To  enact  a  statute  of  that  which  he  dares  not  seem  to 
  approve,  even  to  legitimate  vice.  --Milton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  of  marriages  and  offspring;  recognized  as  lawful  [ant:  {illegitimate}] 
  2:  in  accordance  with  reason  or  logic;  "a  logical  conclusion" 
  [syn:  {logical}] 
  3:  in  accordance  with  recognized  or  accepted  standards  or 
  principles;  "legitimate  advertising  practices" 
  4:  authorized,  sanctioned  by  or  in  accordance  with  law;  "a 
  legitimate  government"  [syn:  {lawful},  {licit}] 
  v  :  make  legal;  "Marijuana  should  be  legalized"  [syn:  {legalize}, 
  {decriminalize},  {legitimize},  {legitimatize}]  [ant:  {outlaw}, 

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