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legitimate
v. make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone); "They legitimized their natural child"
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licit, legitimate, lawful
adj. authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law; "a legitimate government"
legitimate
adj. in accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles; "legitimate advertising practices"
logical, legitimate
adj. based on known statements or events or conditions; "rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year"
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authenticate
v. establish the authenticity of something
O.K., sanction, okay, approve
v. give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies"
plunk for, plump for, indorse, support, endorse, back
v. be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
ratify, sign
v. approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?"
pass, legislate
v. make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time"
confirm
v. support a person for a position; "The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"
sanction
v. give religious sanction to, such as through on oath; "sanctify the marriage"
licenced, licensed, commissioned, accredited
adj. given official approval to act; "an accredited college"; "commissioned broker"; "licensed pharmacist"; "authorized representative"
sanctioned, approved
adj. established by authority; given authoritative approval; "a list of approved candidates"
just, fair
adj. free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"
just, fair
adj. free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"
bona fide, veritable, unquestionable, authentic
adj. not counterfeit or copied; "an authentic signature"; "a bona fide manuscript"; "an unquestionable antique"; "photographs taken in a veritable bull ring"
legitimate
adj. in accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles; "legitimate advertising practices"
rightful, true, lawful
adj. having a legally established claim; "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king"
authorised, authorized, authoritative
adj. sanctioned by established authority; "an authoritative communique"; "the authorized biography"
allowable, permissible
adj. that may be permitted especially as according to rule; "permissible behavior in school"; "a permissible tax deduction"
sensible, reasonable
adj. showing reason or sound judgment; "a sensible choice"; "a sensible person"
sensible, reasonable
adj. showing reason or sound judgment; "a sensible choice"; "a sensible person"
level-headed, sound, levelheaded, intelligent, healthy
adj. exercising or showing good judgment; "healthy scepticism"; "a healthy fear of rattlesnakes"; "the healthy attitude of French laws"; "healthy relations between labor and management"; "an intelligent solution"; "a sound approach to the problem"; "sound advice"; "no sound explanation for his decision"
level-headed, sound, levelheaded, intelligent, healthy
adj. exercising or showing good judgment; "healthy scepticism"; "a healthy fear of rattlesnakes"; "the healthy attitude of French laws"; "healthy relations between labor and management"; "an intelligent solution"; "a sound approach to the problem"; "sound advice"; "no sound explanation for his decision"
well-founded, tenable
adj. based on sound reasoning or evidence; "well-founded suspicions"
sound
adj. free from moral defect; "a man of sound character"
endorsed
adj. formally supported especially by public statement
logical, legitimate
adj. based on known statements or events or conditions; "rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year"
contractual
adj. relating to or part of a binding legal agreement; "contractual obligations"
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authorised, authorized
adj. endowed with authority
legal
adj. established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
judicial
adj. decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice; "a judicial decision"
sanctioned, ratified
adj. formally approved and invested with legal authority
statutory
adj. prescribed or authorized by or punishable under a statute; "statutory restrictions"; "a statutory age limit"; "statutory crimes"; "statutory rape"
sub judice
adj. before a judge or court of law; awaiting judicial determination
valid
adj. well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force; "a valid inference"; "a valid argument"; "a valid contract"
binding
adj. executed with proper legal authority; "a binding contract"
effectual, sound, legal
adj. having legal efficacy or force; "a sound title to the property"
well-grounded, sound, reasoned
adj. logically valid; "a sound argument"
validated
adj. declared or made legally valid; "a validated claim"
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illegal
adj. prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"
illegitimate
adj. of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful
misbegotten, misbegot, bastardly, spurious
adj. born out of wedlock; "the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman
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