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English definition of “legitimate”

legitimate

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