legítimo
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legítimo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not counterfeit)
a. authentic
Este documento no es legítimo. Es una fotocopia.This document is not authentic. It's a photocopy.
b. genuine
La datación por radiocarbono confirmó que esta es una reliquia legítima.The carbon dating confirmed that this relic is genuine.
c. real
No es una democracia legítima si solamente puede votar un sector de la población.It's not a real democracy if only a portion of the population can vote.
2. (legal)
a. legitimate
La policía cerró la fiesta y preguntaron por el dueño legítimo de la casa.The police shut down the party and asked for the legitimate owner of the house.
b. lawful
Joaquín, ¿tomas a Dana como tu legítima esposa?Joaquin, do you take Dana as your lawful wife?
c. rightful
El príncipe mayor es un hijo bastardo y no es el heredero legítimo del trono.The older prince is a bastard and is not the rightful heir to the throne.
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legítimo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (lícito, justificado)
a. legitimate
2. (auténtico)
a. real, genuine
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legítimo
adjective
1 [+dueño] legitimate; rightful; [+derecho] legitimate; [+esposo] lawful
en legítima defensa in self-defence
2 (auténtico) [+firma, cuadro] authentic; genuine; (Automóviles) [+repuestos] genuine
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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