Part of speech:
Specially adapted or suitable to a specific purpose or specific conditions; appropriate
Sanctioned by law or custom; lawful
Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place; fitting.
Merited or earned:
The definition of just is fair or right.
Having or exhibiting a disposition that is free of favoritism or bias; impartial:
In conformity with the principles of the law; permitted by law
The definition of legal is something connected to law or a government’s system of rules.
The definition of due is something that has to be paid or is expected.
The definition of fitting is something appropriate or expected.
Gained or earned by fair methods, not by cheating, lying, or stealing
Conforming to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate.
The definition of illegitimate is a person who was born to unmarried parents, or something that is incorrectly decided, or is not in accordance with the rules or laws.
Wrong or unjust:
Prohibited by official rules:
Respect for another’s property
Having principles, as of conduct
In or into a satisfactory state or condition:
The definition of virtuous is someone or something who is moral.
(Informal) Disturbed enough; inclined
Capable of right and wrong action.
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