Legally means in a valid or authorized way. When you say that something is legally red, that means that it has the appropriate color and is not fake.

  • The paint is not legally red, because it's not approved by the government.

  • He can't legally vote because he's not a citizen.

Definition of legitimately


in a manner acceptable to common custom


lawfully, licitly


in a lawfully recognized manner

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Example Sentences for legitimately

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    Traditional law is still in use and legitimized by the Namibian constitution.

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    Are these helpful to legitimize the page

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    Did that legitimize the interpretation

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    The third is legitimately mathematical.

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    It's a laconic item that is legitimate in the article.

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    Is the current definition legitimately questioned

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    The block is legitimate given the circumstances.

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    The history of science is a legitimate adjunct to it.

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    The policy behind the list is legitimate.

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    It was on the point of domicile that John's legitimation failed.