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Synonyms for legitimate

within, allowed by, or sanctioned by the law

being so legitimately

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to make lawful

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show or affirm to be just and legitimate

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make (an illegitimate child) legitimate

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of marriages and offspring

based on known statements or events or conditions

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in accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles

authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law

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Letton has pointed out, the thing is legitimate and square.
In addition, and outside the legitimate field of the transaction, we will pinch the shorts for a very large sum.
Well, and the most legitimate desire--he wishes that your children should have a name.
He had been struck with the stranger's using the legitimate, instead of the perverted name of the animal off which he was making his repast; and as he had been among the foremost himself to profit by the removal of the impediments which the policy of Spain had placed in the way of all explorers of her trans-Atlantic dominions, whether bent on the purposes of commerce, or, like himself, on the more laudable pursuits of science, he had a sufficiency of every-day philosophy to feel that the same motives, which had so powerfully urged himself to his present undertaking, might produce a like result on the mind of some other student of nature.
But the opponents have some points that are legitimate and some not.
ISPs and ESPs are more stringent in their filtering of unsolicited emails which can result in an increase in legitimate emails also being filtered.
Assistant County Counsel Donovan Main said deputies who don't have a legitimate reason to call in sick can be suspended without pay, be reprimanded or face ``step reductions'' that could influence bonuses.
People use hawala for any number of reasons; many of these are legitimate, while others are not.
The efforts of the Ministry of Culture to cultivate a viable, legitimate home video market in China are invaluable to CAV Warner Home Entertainment.
It seemed like a legitimate investment at the time,'' said Orsini, who has received little indication from regulators how and when he will recoup his money.
Forcing independent software developers down the road of acting like hackers gives the advantage to hackers, as they don't need to undertake the level of compatibility testing and quality assurance required by legitimate software developers.
Seeking to crack down on prostitutes who pose as massage therapists, the Los Angeles City Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday that sets more stringent standards to become licensed as a legitimate masseuse or masseur.
It is unfortunate there are scammers out there preying on individuals looking for legitimate mystery shopping opportunities.
We've got three legitimate point guards, and all three will get time,'' Chelette said.
End-users utilizing these e-mail services can quickly identify e-mail from legitimate senders simply by looking for a gold Check-lock(SM) icon next to a message.