Legitimacy

• (a.) The state, or quality, of being legitimate, or in conformity with law; hence, the condition of having been lawfully begotten, or born in wedlock.
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legitimacy

noun lawfulness by virtue of being authorized or in accordance with law
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Legitimacy

[law] In Western common law, legitimacy is the status of a child born to parents who are legally married to each other; and of a child conceived before the parents receive a legal divorce. Conversely, illegitimacy (or bastardy) is the status of a child born outside marriage. The consequences of illegitimacy have pertained mainly to a child`...
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Legitimacy

[political] In political science, legitimacy is the popular acceptance of an authority, usually a governing law or a régime. Whereas `authority” denotes a specific position in an established government, the term `legitimacy” denotes a system of government — wherein `government” denotes `sphere of influence”. Political legitimacy ...
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Legitimacy

Le·git'i·ma·cy (-ĭ*mȧ*sȳ) noun [ See Legitimate , adjective ] The state, or quality, of being legitimate, or in conformity with law; hence, the condition of having been lawfully begotten, or born in wedlock. « The doctrine of Divine Right, whic...
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Legitimacy

A particular political order gains legitimacy if most of those governed by it recognize it as just and valid.
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legitimacy

Belief in the 'rightness' of rule.
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legitimacy

The justification of a ruling group's right to exercise power. Principles of legitimacy have included divine right, popular approval, and, in the case of communist parties, an insight into the true...
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legitimacy

The justification of a ruling group's right to exercise power. Principles of legitimacy have included divine right, popular approval, and, in the case of communist parties, an insight into the true meaning of history
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legitimacy

undisputed credibility
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legitimacy

[n] - lawfulness by virtue of being authorized or in accordance with law
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