legitimation

[n] - the act of rendering a person legitimate
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Legitimation

Le·git`i·ma'tion (-mā'shŭn) noun [ Confer French légitimation .] 1. The act of making legitimate. « The coining or legitimation of money.» East. 2. Lawful birth. [ R.] Shak.
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Legitimation

• (n.) Lawful birth. • (n.) The act of making legitimate.
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legitimation

(from the article `illegitimacy`) An illegitimate child`s status may be changed by a legal action called legitimation, granting him all the rights of legitimate children—except that ...
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legitimation

legitimation, act of giving the status of legitimacy to a child whose parents were not married at the time the child was born. This is generally accomplished by the subsequent marriage of the parents. Under the common law, legitimation by this process was not allowed, although that rule came under t...
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Legitimation

Legitimation or legitimization is the act of providing legitimacy. Legitimation in the social sciences refers to the process whereby an act, process, or ideology becomes legitimate by its attachment to norms and values within a given society. It is the process of making something acceptable and normative to a group or audience. Legitimate power is...
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