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From lēx (law).



lēgitimus (feminine lēgitima, neuter lēgitimum); first/second declension

  1. lawful, legal, legitimate
  2. legal (of or pertaining to the law)
  3. just, proper, appropriate


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative lēgitimus lēgitima lēgitimum lēgitimī lēgitimae lēgitima
genitive lēgitimī lēgitimae lēgitimī lēgitimōrum lēgitimārum lēgitimōrum
dative lēgitimō lēgitimō lēgitimīs
accusative lēgitimum lēgitimam lēgitimum lēgitimōs lēgitimās lēgitima
ablative lēgitimō lēgitimā lēgitimō lēgitimīs
vocative lēgitime lēgitima lēgitimum lēgitimī lēgitimae lēgitima

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  • legitimus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • legitimus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “legitimus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • legitimus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be elected at the age required by law (lex Villia annalis): suo (legitimo) anno creari (opp. ante annum)