[lee-jist] /ˈli dʒɪst/
an expert in law, especially ancient law.
a person versed in the law
[luh-jit] /ləˈdʒɪt/ Informal. adjective 1. . 2. (of a singing voice) trained in a classical or operatic tradition. 3. having such a singing voice. 4. being a singer with such a voice. noun 5. the theater or stage. /lɪˈdʒɪt/ adjective 1. short for legitimate noun 2. legitimate or professionally respectable drama colloquial shortening of legitimate, […]
[lej-i-tim] /ˈlɛdʒ ɪ tɪm/ noun, Roman and Civil Law, Scots Law. 1. the part of an estate that children or other close relatives can claim against the decedent’s testament.
[li-jit-uh-muh-see] /lɪˈdʒɪt ə mə si/ noun 1. the state or quality of being . n. 1690s, of children; general use by 1836; see legitimate + -cy. Legitimateness an earlier word for it.
- Legitimate government
A government generally acknowledged as being in control of a nation and deserving formal recognition, which is symbolized by the exchange of diplomats between that government and the governments of other countries.