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  • legitimate — le·git·i·mate 1 /lə ji tə mət/ adj [Medieval Latin legitimatus, past participle of legitimare to give legal status to, from Latin legitimus legally sanctioned, from leg , lex law] 1: conceived or born of parents lawfully married to each other or… …   Law dictionary

  • Legitimate — Le*git i*mate ( m[asl]t), a. [LL. legitimatus, p. p. of legitimare to legitimate, fr. L. legitimus legitimate. See {Legal}.] 1. Accordant with law or with established legal forms and requirements; lawful; as, legitimate government; legitimate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Legitimate theater — is live performance that relies entirely on diegetic elements, with actors performing through speech and natural movement.Diegetic elements are internal, or related to the imaginary world the characters of the play are depicting. Musical… …   Wikipedia

  • Legitimate — Le*git i*mate ( m[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Legitimated} ( m[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Legitimating} ( m[=a] t[i^]ng).] To make legitimate, lawful, or valid; esp., to put in the position or state of a legitimate person before the law, by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Legitimate peripheral participation — (LPP) is a theoretical description of how newcomers become experienced members and eventually old timers of a community of practice or collaborative project. According to LPP, newcomers become members of a community initially by participating in… …   Wikipedia

  • Legitimate expectation — In English law, the concept of legitimate expectation arises from administrative law, a branch of public law. In proceedings for judicial review, it applies the principles of fairness and reasonableness to the situation where a person has an… …   Wikipedia

  • legitimate — 01. Some scams appear quite [legitimate] at first. 02. You must have a [legitimate] excuse for missing an exam. 03. A government cannot be considered truly [legitimate] unless it is democratically elected. 04. You must have a [legitimate] excuse… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • legitimate — legitimates, legitimating, legitimated (The adjective is pronounced [[t]lɪʤɪ̱tɪmət[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]lɪʤɪ̱tɪmeɪt[/t]].) 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is legitimate is acceptable according to the law. The French government has… …   English dictionary

  • legitimate — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English legitimat, from Medieval Latin legitimatus, past participle of legitimare to legitimate, from Latin legitimus legitimate, from leg , lex law Date: 15th century 1. a. lawfully begotten; specifically born in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • legitimate — legal, lawful, legitimate, licit 1. All four words share the basic meaning ‘conforming to the law’. Something is legal when it is authorized by the law of the land, legitimate when it conforms to custom or common justice, and lawful (a more old… …   Modern English usage

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