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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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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.
His mother Isotta Albaresani did not come from the highest aristocracy, but her position was raised by the fact that her lover Alberto d'Este married her after the death of his wife Glovanna de'Roberti and had their son legitimated.
58) Nonetheless, despite this plethora of bastards it was only the children of Stella da l'Assassino, a lady from a noble Sienese family which had immigrated to Ferrara, who were legitimated and designated Niccolo's heirs when his first two marriages failed to produce boys.