Definition of legitimately adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//lɪˈdʒɪtɪmətli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//lɪˈdʒɪtɪmətli//
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  1. 1for a fair or acceptable reason synonym justifiably She can now legitimately claim to be the best in the world.
  2. 2in a way that is allowed and acceptable according to the law synonym legally (2) The company has legitimately marketed its product.