There are 2 main translations of legitimate in Spanish

: legitimate1legitimate2

legitimate1

legítimo, adj.

Pronunciation: /lɪˈdʒɪtɪmət//ləˈdʒɪdəmət/

adjective

  • 1

    (lawful)
    (government/authority/claim) legítimo
    (business) legal
    (move/tackle) reglamentario
    legitimate child hijo legítimo
    • Pre-emptive proceedings for a negative declaration in a preferred jurisdiction are entirely legitimate.
    • The manner in which the trial had been conducted meant that it was necessary to do so in order to introduce legitimate examination of the appellant's evidence at the first trial.
    • Only 29 per cent of respondents correctly recognised the government or judiciary as the legitimate authorities to make decisions about the legal status of online content.
    • It would be outside the scope of legitimate judicial interpretation.
    • The appellant had no other legitimate purpose for making the claim.
    • Miss Rose submitted that this passage demonstrated that public perception was a legitimate element of penal policy.
    • While the EPA argues that its use of the restraining order is legitimate under the law, there is no unanimity on that point in legal circles.
    • However, not only have there been multiple forcible annexations since the Charter's adoption, but many of them have been accepted as legitimate by the international community.
    • Senior Hill sources acknowledged yesterday that the new rule's effect on legitimate charities was an unintended consequence.
    • They are laws because they are instructions given by a legitimate authority, not because they are backed up by force.
    • No tax was withheld, and according to Webb he believed this to be a legitimate tax avoidance scheme.
    • The removal of the appellants has the legitimate aim of maintaining such control.
    • He says tenancy databases are an important and legitimate tool which help real estate agents carry out their job responsibly.
    • ‘What we don't want to do is criminalize legitimate behavior,’ she argued.
    • But surprisingly, the site appears to be legitimate.
    • The Crown Court judge refused to accept this as a legitimate use of the power.
    • But perjury is not a legitimate tool of their trade.
    • How did the police come to be accepted as legitimate authority figures rather than politically controversial bearers of power?
    • He had three offshore companies registered in the Isle of Man for legitimate tax avoidance purposes prior to his bankruptcy.
    • Let's talk about where you draw the line between legitimate civil disobedience, and what constitutes damage to lawful, economical commercial activity.
    • It is worth acknowledging that there are often very legitimate and understandable reasons for the failure of reviewers to provide timely and high quality reviews.
    • Phoning work to say that you cannot come in because of a migraine will no longer be a legitimate excuse.
    • There is no issue as to the decision in the present case being one taken in accordance with the law and in pursuance of a legitimate objective, namely the maintenance of control over immigration.
    • Well, on the one hand Turks have a legitimate need to defend their national dignity - and this includes being recognised as part of the West and Europe.
    • Many of the arguments made thus far sound like excuses rather than legitimate reasons.
    • Policemen will no longer accept SARS as a legitimate excuse.
    • In some cases, a legitimate justification may, indeed, be possible.
    • And since when does having a democracy excuse any country from legitimate, reasoned criticism?
    • These judges sent a clear message that family caregiving was not a legitimate reason to be excused from jury duty.
    • In this context it would mean that the legitimate concerns of the complainant that the alleged misconduct should be properly scrutinised by the professional body, would be ignored.
    • I do not understand what legitimate reason can have justified its coming into existence.
    • There is no legitimate medical justification for retraction.
    • I find, however, that the Respondent's action in seeking to remove the Appellant is in accordance with the law and has the legitimate aim of the maintenance of immigration controls.
    • In order to address the legitimate concerns of the Children's Aid Society that this case proceed without delay from here on in, I will case manage it.
    • Obviously we couldn't see what the suspect's hands were doing behind his back, but is there a legitimate case, a legitimate justification there for smashing him in the face?
    • The only defender with a legitimate excuse is CB Ryan McNeil, who is playing with a soft cast on his fractured forearm.
    • The legitimate justification for such discrimination, she would suggest, is the majority's moral judgment.
    • Well, both factors play a role here, but they really serve as excuses more than legitimate reasons.
    • The Home Office had no ulterior purpose in that case: it was solely motivated by an entirely legitimate concern to enforce proper immigration controls.
    • Workers in East Asia thus need to explore and combine a variety of tactics to defend their legitimate interests.
    • This union is neither a revocable contract between independent and equal parties nor mandated by an unchanging divine law which legitimates the subordination of women.
    • The interests protected from invasion by criminal laws are interests legitimated by a given conception of a just social order.
    • The Supreme Court decision legitimated the claims of African Americans and other racial minorities to participate in national life and set the stage for the emerging civil rights movement.
    • By the end of his reign, Henry had Parliament restore both his daughters to the succession, although neither was legitimated.
    • An institution is legitimated in terms of values and norms, that is, a purpose transcending individual self-interest in favor of a presumed higher good.
    • Acts of violence are legitimated through the evocation of historical events.
    • But would these crimes cease to be crimes if, instead of being committed by unscrupulous tyrants, they were legitimated by popular consensus?
    • But, while their identity as victims legitimated their cause, it also conferred on them the image of a people who had gone like lambs to the slaughter.
    • It is legitimating a human want by means of legislation.
    • There are some cases in which the efforts of conservatives to appease racism in the electorate have deprived fascists of support, but other cases in which this has legitimated fascism.
    • Those opposed to such research think that the logic of justification behind therapeutic cloning will set a dangerous precedent, legitimating experimentation on other human beings, born and unborn.
    • But she finds subtle shifts in the way governments legitimated their foreign policies.
    • He's legitimating hostility toward judges, however, and portraying the judges as out-of-control power-wielders.
    • Slave law backed up and legitimated the private power of slaveowners.
    • The healthy effects of market competition may be offset by mergers, cartels, or price leadership understandings, most of which are legitimated or tolerated by government.
    • Acts of violence against one's own countrymen that are legitimated by religion are not new.
    • The rhetoric of rights legitimates claims and mobilizes support for groups demanding autonomy.
    • If the state thinks it is legitimate then it legitimates its own laws.
    • This legitimated the regime in the eyes of the faithful, a very political consequence of adherence to a seemingly apolitical ideology.
    • Certainly, this is reflected in concerns about the validity of using the writings of previous religious scholars for legitimating arguments over the correct performance of ritual.
  • 2

    (reasonable)
    (complaint/excuse/interest) legítimo
    (excuse/interest/complaint) justificado

There are 2 main translations of legitimate in Spanish

: legitimate1legitimate2

legitimate2

Pronunciation: /ləˈdʒɪdəmeɪt//lɪˈdʒɪtɪmeɪt/

transitive verb