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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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"Legitimatisation and acceptance of the settler enterprise cause critical damage to Israel's chances of achieving a peace accord with its Palestinian neighbours," it said.
This cultural legitimatisation of patronage poses the particular problem of the application of rule of law.
The Family Court deals, inter alia with divorce, annulment of marriage, adoption of children and legitimatisation of children and guardianship of infants' issues.