Legitimate

(redirected from legitimates)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

Legitimate

Used in the context of general equities. Real interest in trading as compared to a profile stance. See: Natural.

Legitimate

Describing a security or trade in which a prospective buyer intends to buy without any illegal intentions, such as price manipulation.
References in classic literature ?
With the same policy which had dictated the conduct of their brethren in the Holy Land, the Templars and Hospitallers in England and Normandy attached themselves to the faction of Prince John, having little reason to desire the return of Richard to England, or the succession of Arthur, his legitimate heir.
A few Senators and legitimate capitalists were lifted up as the figureheads of the crusade.
The miraculous return of Napoleon has conquered me, the legitimate monarch is he who is loved by his people.
Nor will there ever be wanting to a prince legitimate reasons to excuse this non-observance.
This grief for his home, which overcomes so many married seamen, did not deprive Captain MacW- of his legitimate appetite.
Gentlemen," said Monk to his officers, "I am going to meet the legitimate king.
By degrees, however, they became accustomed to the change, and at length came to consider the British fur traders, and especially the members of the Northwest Company, as the legitimate lords of creation.
In England, for example, no mere parade of costly appurtenances would be so likely as with us, to create an impression of the beautiful in respect to the appurtenances themselves - or of taste as regards the proprietor: - this for the reason, first, that wealth is not, in England, the loftiest object of ambition as constituting a nobility; and secondly, that there, the true nobility of blood, confining itself within the strict limits of legitimate taste, rather avoids than affects that mere costliness in which a parvenu rivalry may at any time be successfully attempted.
He had not flown far, however, when he came across a dog who, having met the sausage, had regarded him as his legitimate booty, and so seized and swallowed him.