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Translation of legitimate in Italian:


British English: /lɪˈdʒɪtɪmət/
American English: /ləˈdʒɪdəmət/
  • 1 (justifiable)
    (action, claim, question, request, target, user)
    (conclusion, excuse)
    it is legitimate to do
    è legittimo fare
    it is legitimate for me to do
  • 2 (in accordance with the law)
    (business, deal, organization)
    (act, child, claim, government, heir, owner, right, spouse)
    for a legitimate purpose
    con un fine lecito
    to make something legitimate
    rendere legale qualcosa

transitive verb

British English: /lɪˈdʒɪtɪmeɪt/
American English: /ləˈdʒɪdəmeɪt/

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