legitimacy

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noun le·git·i·ma·cy \li-ˈji-tə-mə-sē\

Definition of legitimacy

  1. :  the quality or state of being legitimate

Examples of legitimacy in a sentence

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

1625

First Known Use of legitimacy

1625


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legitimacy

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noun le·git·i·ma·cy \li-ˈji-tə-mə-sē\

Legal Definition of legitimacy

  1. :  the quality or state of being legitimate



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