- Refers to a person or a thing that is recognized as valid and lawful due to birth to married parents or through legal means to gain such status
- Identifies a subject that is not counterfeit or bogus; it is genuine
- Relates to something that complies with the law and satisfies established legal requirements and standards
- Pertains to a subject that adheres to accepted rules, principles, and standards
- The act of making something legal, valid, and acceptable
- The act of granting legal status or authorization to a person or a thing
- A process to validate, justify, or establish the merit of a claim, action, or status
- The act of legalizing the status of a child who was not born of married parents, rendering them equivalent to a child born within wedlock
- The court deemed the election results as legitimate after verifying all the ballots.
- The organization took steps to legitimate the previously unauthorized operation.
- Despite the criticism, the board stood firm, arguing that their decision was legitimate.