Learn a Word: Legitimate

Meaning: conforming to the rule or law; being exactly as intended – not false or spurious.


The minister heard the legitimate grievances of the people.

Anything that is genuine or anything that is in accordance with the established laws and rules.

The court declared that Smith is a legitimate son of John.

Anything that has the right legal status.

The word is believed to have emerged in the English language during the 15th century.

Read more about the word from Merriam Webster.

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