French translation of 'legitimate'
1. (= accepted by law) [government, organization] légitime
2. (= well-founded, valid)
[feeling, fear] légitime
[claim, complaint, reason] légitime
to have a legitimate claim to sth pouvoir légitimement prétendre à qch
They have legitimate claims to political asylum. Ils peuvent légitimement prétendre à l’asile politique.
3. (= born in wedlock) [child] légitime
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Daniel had paraded his stolen goods, making them appear legitimate.IN A STRANGE CITY (2002)
So he's got an apparently legitimate source for living very high on the hog.THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)
His own David had been killed in a legitimate war, a soldier fighting for his country.A MATTER OF CONSCIENCE (2002)
More recently, the Mafia had developed a legitimate claim on him.CHAMELEON (2002)
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British English: legitimate ADJECTIVE
Something that is legitimate is acceptable according to the law.
They have condemned the coup and demanded the restoration of the legitimate government.
Translation of legitimate from the Collins English to French Dictionary