legitimism

noun, often capitalized le·git·i·mism \ li-ˈji-tə-ˌmi-zəm \

Definition of legitimism

: adherence to the principles of political legitimacy or to a person claiming legitimacy

legitimist

play \li-ˈji-tə-mist\ noun, often capitalized

legitimist

adjective

First Known Use of legitimism

1839

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