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legitimate

1. authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
2. of, relating to, or ruling by hereditary right
3. of or relating to a body of famous long-established plays as distinct from films, television, vaudeville, etc.
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To insure the succession, he had both Vanetta's son Roberto and Isotta's son Malatesta legitimated by papal fiat in 1450.(23) Shortly after this, Sigismondo commissioned his court poet, Basinius Parma, to write the Liber Isottaeus.(24) From this source some insights can be gleaned concerning a family's strategy in order to Justify their daughter's relationship with the prince.
Perhaps the supreme irony was her burial in San Francesco with much pomp in 1475, her position legitimated for eternity by inclusion in the Malatesta dynastic church with Sigismolido and his wives.(50) Another striking story of mother and soil is that of Agnese Mantegazza and her son Gabriele Visconti.
Roberto had been legitimated by the papacy in 1450.