legitimacy

noun le·git·i·ma·cy \ li-ˈji-tə-mə-sē \
|Updated on: 21 Aug 2018

Definition of legitimacy

: 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

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First Known Use of legitimacy

1625

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legitimacy

noun le·git·i·ma·cy \ li-ˈji-tə-mə-sē \

legal Definition of legitimacy

: the quality or state of being legitimate


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