[luh-jit] /ləˈdʒɪt/ Informal.
(of a singing voice) trained in a classical or operatic tradition.
having such a singing voice.
being a singer with such a voice.
the theater or stage.
short for legitimate
legitimate or professionally respectable drama
colloquial shortening of legitimate, 1897, originally in theater, in reference to legitimate drama, that which has literary merit (Shakespeare, etc.).
: jokes about the heroine’s harmless male roommate, leather men, etc/becomes part of the leather-bar homosexual underworld/the sex clubs and leather bars of the gay ghetto
heavy leather, hell-for-leather
[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.
[adjective, noun li-jit-uh-mit; verb li-jit-uh-meyt] /adjective, noun lɪˈdʒɪt ə mɪt; verb lɪˈdʒɪt əˌmeɪt/ adjective 1. according to law; lawful: the property’s legitimate owner. 2. in accordance with established rules, principles, or standards. 3. born in wedlock or of legally married parents: legitimate children. 4. in accordance with the laws of reasoning; logically inferable; logical: a […]