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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 正当 (seitou)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 正当 (seitou)

Kana: せいとう
Kanji: 正当
Romaji: seitou

Type: Noun, なadjective
Meaning: just, justifiable, right, due, proper, equitable, reasonable, legitimate, legal, lawful
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

我々の評価によれば、エジプト政府は安定しており、エジプト国民の正当な要求と関心に対応する道を探しています。
wareware no hyouka ni yoreba, ejiputo seifu wa antei shite ori, ejiputo kokumin no seitou na youkyuu to kanshin ni taiou suru michi o sagashite imasu.
Our assessment is that the Egyptian Government is stable and is looking for ways to respond to the legitimate needs and interests of the Egyptian people.

「ウォールストリート・ジャーナル」の社説のような保守的な表現の場は、異様に高い報酬や自社株購入権を最高の才能を獲得するために必要なこととして正当化しようとし、現実にアメリカの企業リーダーが太って幸せなときのほうが経済はうまくいっているのではないかと言う。
uoorusutoriito jaanaru no shasetsu no you na hoshuteki na hyougen no ba wa, iyou ni takai houshuu ya jisha kabu kounyuu ken o saikou no sainou o kakutoku suru tame ni hitsuyou na koto toshite seitouka shi you to shi, genjitsu ni amerika no kigyou riidaa ga futotte shiawase na toki no hou ga keizai wa umaku itte iru no de wa nai ka to iu.
Conservative outlets like the Wall Street Journal editorial page try to justify outlandish salaries and stock options as necessary to attract top talent, and suggest that the economy actually performs better when America’s corporate leaders are fat and happy.

憲法の言葉の多くは明快だし、厳密な適用が可能だが、いっぽう、正当なほうの手続き条項や平等の保護条項のような最重要条項の多くは、長い時間を経るうちに大きな発展を遂げてきた。
kenpou no kotoba no ooku wa meikai da shi, genmitsu na tekiyou ga kanou da ga, ippou, seitou na hou no tetsuzuki joukou ya byoudou no hogo joukou no you na saijuuyou joukou no ooku wa, nagai jikan o heru uchi ni ooki na hatten o togete kita.
While much of the Constitution’s language is clear and can be strictly applied, our understanding of many of its most important provisions—like the due process clause and the equal protection clause—has evolved greatly over time.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 正当 (zhèngdàng)
Korean: 정당 (jeongdang)

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