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legitimacy

noun le·git·i·ma·cy \li-ˈji-tə-mə-sē\

Definition of LEGITIMACY

:  the quality or state of being legitimate
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Examples of LEGITIMACY

  1. <the legitimacy of the military dictatorship was not recognized by most other nations>

First Known Use of LEGITIMACY

1691

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

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