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legitimacy

noun

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the quality or state of being legal
  • the legitimacy of the military dictatorship was not recognized by most other nations

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The first known use of legitimacy was in 1625

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“Legitimacy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/legitimacy. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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