make+legitimate

  • 1 make legitimate — index justify, legitimate, support (justify) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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

  • 3 legitimate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) conforming to the law or to rules. 2) able to be defended with logic or justification: a legitimate excuse. 3) (of a child) born of parents lawfully married to each other. 4) (of a sovereign) having a title based on strict… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 legitimate — le·git·i·mate || lɪ dʒɪtɪmÉ™t v. make valid; make lawful; make legitimate; justify, make permissible adj. legal, lawful; acceptable; justified; reasonable, logical; born of parents who are legally married; correct, sound; authorized …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 8 legitimate — adj. & v. adj. 1 a (of a child) born of parents lawfully married to each other. b (of a parent, birth, descent, etc.) with, of, through, etc., a legitimate child. 2 lawful, proper, regular, conforming to the standard type. 3 logically admissible …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9 legitimate — adjective lɪ dʒɪtɪmət 1》 conforming to the law or to rules.     ↘(of a sovereign) having a title based on strict hereditary right. 2》 (of a child) born of parents lawfully married to each other. 3》 able to be defended with logic or justification …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 10 legitimate — Adjective: Lawful; of lawful parentage. Verb: To make lawful; to make legitimate. To effect a legitimation of an illegitimate child. McKamie v Baskerville, 86 Tenn 459, 461. See legitimation …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 11 legitimate — 1. adjective a) In accordance with the law or established legal forms and requirements; lawful. b) Conforming to known principles, or established or accepted rules or standards; valid. Syn …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 legitimate — I. a. 1. Legal, lawful, in accordance with law. 2. Born in wedlock, lawfully begotten. 3. Genuine. 4. Valid, logical, warranted, warrantable, correct. II. v. a.; (also legitimize) Legalize, make legitimate …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 13 legitimate — [lə jit′əmət; ] for v. [, lə jit′əmāt΄] adj. [ML legitimatus, pp. of legitimare, to make lawful < L legitimus, lawful < lex: see LEGAL] 1. conceived or born of parents legally married to each other 2. a) sanctioned by law or custom; lawful… …

    English World dictionary

  • 14 make lawful — index legalize, legitimate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 15 make legal — index authorize, constitute (establish), legalize, legislate, legitimate, pass (approve), validate …

    Law dictionary

  • 16 legitimate — legitimately, adv. legitimateness, n. legitimation, n. adj., n. /li jit euh mit/; v. /li jit euh mayt /, adj., v., legitimated, legitimating, n. adj. 1. according to law; lawful: the property s legitimate owner …

    Universalium

  • 17 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

  • 18 legitimate — le•git•i•mate adj., n. [[t]lɪˈdʒɪt ə mɪt[/t]] v. [[t] ˌmeɪt[/t]] adj. v. mat•ed, mat•ing, n. 1) according to law; lawful: the property s legitimate owner[/ex] 2) in accordance with established rules, principles, or standards 3) born of legally… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 legitimate — adjective /ləˈdʒɪtəmət / (say luh jituhmuht) 1. according to law; lawful. 2. in accordance with established rules, principles, or standards. 3. of the normal or regular type or kind. 4. in accordance with the laws of reasoning; logically… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 legitimate — {{11}}legitimate (adj.) mid 15c., lawfully begotten, from M.Fr. legitimer and directly from M.L. legitimatus, pp. of legitimare make lawful, declare to be lawful, from L. legitimus lawful, originally fixed by law, in line with the law, from lex… …

    Etymology dictionary