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legitimate

adjective
 
 
/lɪˈdʒɪtəmət/
LAW allowed by law or done according to the rules of an organization or activity: Defense lawyers argued that such payments are legitimate and customary in newspaper deals. a legitimate business/company/trader legitimate expenses/fees
fair and honest: Concerns relating to employee fraud and other forms of malpractice were acknowledged as being legitimate. legitimate complaints/questions/reasons
legitimately adverb
(Definition of legitimate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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