legitimateadjectiveuk /ləˈdʒɪt.ɪ.mət/ us /-ˈdʒɪt̬-/
- Her passport seemed legitimate, but on closer inspection, it was found to have been altered.
- They complained about excessive government intrusion into their legitimate activities.
- Legitimate refugees should be treated with compassion.
- Her complaints were quite legitimate.
- He has a legitimate claim to the money.