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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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The African Refugee Development Center, an NGO operating in Israel, claims to have seen the documents of 70 Sudanese citizens who have now been re-classified as South Sudanese by Israel, thus legitimatising their deportation.