legit

legit
legit le‧git [lɪˈdʒɪt] adjective spoken informal
1. legal or official:

• If your business is legit, then you have nothing to fear from the taxman.

• I borrowed from legit sources so far as I could.

2. go legit to start working in a legal way after working in a criminal or unofficial way:

• a former bootlegger recently gone legit

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legit UK US /ləˈdʒɪt/ adjective INFORMAL
allowed by law or done according to the rules of an organization or activity: »

They are running supposedly legit businesses.

go legit — Cf. go legit

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • legit — le|git [lıˈdʒıt] adj [not before noun] spoken informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: legitimate] 1.) legal or allowed by official rules ▪ Don t worry, the deal s strictly legit. 2.) honest and not trying to deceive people ▪ Are you sure he s legit? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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