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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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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.
The immortality of man is as legitimately preached from the intellections as from the moral volitions.
He also began to remember that pistol-shots are sometimes serious things; accompanied with consequences with which he was legitimately concerned.
By proper Shelter and Clothing we legitimately retain our own internal heat; but with an excess of these, or of Fuel, that is, with an external heat greater than our own internal, may not cookery properly be said to begin?
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.
These firms will often have cloned the details of a legitimately authorised firm and will quote a registration/authorisation number, which is in fact, the registration/authorisation number of a legitimately authorised entity.
A DEMOCRATIC Unionist MP has said a donation to fund a pro-Brexit ad was raised legitimately.
However, the rules for consideration of such requests enable abuse by individuals who do not legitimately require an ESA but are simply trying to avoid pet fees or outright prohibitions.
You can legitimately keep can legitimately keep your taxable income below these thresholds by increasing allowable deductions and ensuring you take advantage of all your allowances.
The court heard the 52-year-old had initially been receiving benefits legitimately but failed to notify authorities after her partner Shaun Joynson moved in to her address on Platt Grove, Birkenhead.
000 Iraqis legitimately living in Sweden are being threatened to be forcefully deported.
Summary: Speaker of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Mustapha Ben Jaafar stressed, at a meeting with French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, the major role of France in supporting efforts of the legitimately elected institutions in Tunisia to establish balanced bilateral relations as part of a win-win partnership for the two sides and achieve fair and comprehensive development that meets the Tunisian youth's aspirations and expectations.