Whether Ouattara legitimately won the election will hardly matter much to the millions of Ivorians who voted for his opponent.
So where are these “eco-chic” designers doing innovative, legitimately sustainable design?
These are legitimately classed as VC-style investments, and indeed, many of these firms are still living on VC funding.
Or in the case of Bush, elected him legitimately for the first time even after we knew what we were getting.
Fluke said her fellow students at Georgetown were “legitimately angry that the comments impugned their character as well as mine.”
It is a change of status that quite legitimately interests the whole neighbourhood.
The field is legitimately open to speculation where all agree that all is hopeless.
In the strict sense of the word, however, I doubt very much whether we can legitimately accept the atavistic explanation.
I think you may legitimately persuade Rachel to stay, if you can.
The canvas she was carrying was more than she could legitimately bear in such a hurricane.
mid-15c., "lawfully begotten," from Middle French legitimer and directly from Medieval Latin legitimatus, past participle of legitimare "make lawful, declare to be lawful," from Latin legitimus "lawful," originally "fixed by law, in line with the law," from lex (genitive legis) "law" (see legal). Transferred sense of "genuine, real" is attested from 1550s. Related: Legitimately.
1590s, from Medieval Latin legitimatus, past participle of legitimare (see legitimate (adj.)). Related: Legitimated; legitimating.