legitimate child

legitimate child
законнонароджена дитина

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  • legitimate child — A child born or begotten in lawful wedlock or a child born out of wedlock who has acquired the status of legitimacy by legitimation. At common law, a legitimate child is one either born or begotten in wedlock, and where conception takes place… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • child — n pl chil·dren 1: a son or daughter of any age and usu. including one formally adopted compare issue ◇ The word child as used in a statute or will is often held to include a stepchild, an illegitimate child, a person for whom one stands in loco… …   Law dictionary

  • child — child; Children Progeny; offspring of parentage. Unborn or recently born human being. Wilson v. Weaver, 358 F.Supp. 1147, 1154. At common law one who had not attained the age of fourteen years, though the meaning now varies in different statutes; …   Black's law dictionary

  • child — child; Children Progeny; offspring of parentage. Unborn or recently born human being. Wilson v. Weaver, 358 F.Supp. 1147, 1154. At common law one who had not attained the age of fourteen years, though the meaning now varies in different statutes; …   Black's law dictionary

  • 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

  • legitimate — legitimates, legitimating, legitimated (The adjective is pronounced [[t]lɪʤɪ̱tɪmət[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]lɪʤɪ̱tɪmeɪt[/t]].) 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is legitimate is acceptable according to the law. The French government has… …   English dictionary

  • legitimate — 01. Some scams appear quite [legitimate] at first. 02. You must have a [legitimate] excuse for missing an exam. 03. A government cannot be considered truly [legitimate] unless it is democratically elected. 04. You must have a [legitimate] excuse… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • 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

  • legitimate — le|git|i|mate1 [lıˈdʒıtımıt] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Medieval Latin; Origin: , past participle of legitimare to legitimize , from Latin legitimus legitimate , from lex law ] 1.) fair or reasonable ▪ That s a perfectly legitimate question. ▪ Most… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • legitimate — le|git|i|mate [ lə dʒıtəmət ] adjective ** 1. ) allowed by the law or correct according to the law: Are the premises being used for legitimate business purposes? The Scots proclaimed James Stuart as the legitimate heir to the British throne. 2. ) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • legitimate */*/ — UK [lɪˈdʒɪtəmət] / US [ləˈdʒɪtəmət] adjective 1) fair and reasonable It is perfectly legitimate to ask questions about a politician s personal life. legitimate interest/excuse/expectation: Did he have a legitimate excuse for being late? 2)… …   English dictionary

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