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English definition of “legitimate”

legitimate

adjective  /ləˈdʒɪt̬·ə·mət/ (infml short form legit,  /ləˈdʒɪt/) us  
allowed according to law, or reasonable and acceptable: a legitimate tax deduction legitimate concerns
legitimacy
noun [U]  /ləˈdʒɪt̬·ə·mə·si/ us  
(Definition of legitimate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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