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luh ji tuh muht

  • v  make legal
  • v  show or affirm to be just and legitimate
  • v  make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone)
  • a  of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful
  • s  based on known statements or events or conditions
  • s  in accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles
    legitimate advertising practices
  • s  authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
    a legitimate government

  • However, some ballots uncounted by the machines are legitimate by any standard.
  • This error was compounded by 1) the inclusion of Antipope John XVI (997-998) in the legitimate succession, and 2) the fact that no John XV ever existed.
  • Wade while noting the legitimate state interests in protecting "the life of the fetus that may become a child.
News & Articles

  • Schafer stars in role as Braves' leadoff man
    Jordan Schafer stands as the only legitimate leadoff hitter on Atlanta's roster and he was placed in that role for a fourth straight game on Wednesday night. But manager Fredi Gonzalez will once again have to find ways to get Schafer in his lineup this weekend at Turner Field.
    June 27, 2013 - Atlanta Braves
  • Former pill mill owner testifies against doctors who worked at his clinics
    Doctors Cynthia Cadet and Joseph Castronuovo on trial in nine overdose deaths The man who set up several highly profitable South Florida pill mills testified Wednesday that he took many steps to try to make them look legitimate but that it was still pretty obvious that something illegal was going on.        
    June 27, 2013 - Sun-Sentinel
  • Los Angeles Dodgers Should Steer Clear of Miami Marlins Right-hander Ricky Nolasco
    COMMENTARY | The Los Angeles Dodgers, for some apparent reason, have legitimate interest in Miami Marlins' right-hander Ricky Nolasco. I understand the team doesn't want to rely on guys like Stephen Fife and Matt Magill, but Nolasco isn't the right guy to target.
    June 25, 2013 - Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

  • President Bush in New York Times
    There is legitimate debate about many of these decisions,Mr. Bush said. "But there can be little debate about the results. America has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on our soil."
  • Barack Obama in BBC News
    There are some legitimate philosophical differences with parts of my plan that the Republicans have, and I respect that,Mr Obama said. "In some cases they may just not be as familiar with what's in the package as I would like. I don't...

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