legitimacy


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le·git·i·ma·cy

 (lə-jĭt′ə-mə-sē)
n.
The quality or fact of being legitimate.

le•git•i•ma•cy

(lɪˈdʒɪt ə mə si)

n.
the state of being legitimate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.legitimacy - lawfulness by virtue of being authorized or in accordance with law
lawfulness - the quality of conforming to law
illegitimacy - unlawfulness by virtue of not being authorized by or in accordance with law
2.legitimacy - undisputed credibilitylegitimacy - undisputed credibility    
believability, credibility, credibleness - the quality of being believable or trustworthy
real McCoy, real stuff, real thing - informal usage attributing authenticity

legitimacy

noun
The state or quality of being within the law:
Translations
شَرْعِيَّه، مَشْروعِيَّه
zákonnost
legitimitetlovlighed
lögmæti
meşrulukyasallık

legitimacy

[lɪˈdʒɪtɪməsɪ] N
1. (= lawfulness) [of government, action, birth] → legitimidad f
2. (= justifiableness) [of concern] → justificación; [of argument] → validez f
there can be no doubt as to the legitimacy of such claimsno cabe duda de que estas reclamaciones están justificadas

legitimacy

[lɪˈdʒɪtɪmɪsi] nlégitimité f

legitimacy

nRechtmäßigkeit f, → Legitimität f; (of birth)Ehelichkeit f; (of conclusion)Berechtigung f; I don’t doubt the legitimacy of your excuse/reasonich bezweifle nicht, dass Ihre Entschuldigung/Ihr Grund gerechtfertigt ist

legitimacy

[lɪˈdʒɪtɪməsɪ] n (gen) → legittimità; (of argument, excuse) → validità

legitimate

(liˈdʒitimət) adjective
1. lawful. Is this procedure perfectly legitimate?
2. (of a child) born to parents who are married to each other.
leˈgitimately adverb
leˈgitimacy noun
References in classic literature ?
Certainly they were; supposing there were to be doubts raised as to the validity of your marriage or the legitimacy of your child?
I now mean legitimacy as connected with cause and effect, and nothing political or dynastic.
Some of them talked as if she were the guardian angel of Legitimacy.
Come you, and see my child from hour to hour; set what you see against her pedigree, which is this, and this'--for I scorned to mince it--'and tell me what is the true legitimacy when you shall have quite made up your mind on that subject.
The genial disdain of Michel Rollin, who called them impostors, was answered by him with vituperation, of which crapule and canaille were the least violent items; he amused himself with abuse of their private lives, and with sardonic humour, with blasphemous and obscene detail, attacked the legitimacy of their births and the purity of their conjugal relations: he used an Oriental imagery and an Oriental emphasis to accentuate his ribald scorn.
It was the question of the child's legitimacy that preyed on her mind, and, when all hope of Samuel's return was abandoned, she drowned herself and the child in the loch.
How are we to know it may not turn up in the future under circumstances which may place the legitimacy of your children in doubt?
Manama, Sep 7 (BNA): Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Kingdom of Bahrain Abdulridha Abdullah Al-Khouri, this evening, paid a visit to the families of the martyrs of the Kingdom of Bahrain who were martyred while performing their sacred national duty within the Saudi-led Arab Coalition to support legitimacy in Yemen.
Riyadh, Dhu-AlQa'dah 03, 1436, August 18, 2015, SPA -- The President of Republic of Yemen, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, appreciated the fraternal stances of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the rest of the Arab coalition countries in support of legitimacy in his country.
CAIRO, Aug 5 (KUNA) -- Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansur Hadi has lauded Egypt's supportive stance to restore the constitutional legitimacy in his country.
Contract notice: Execution cases for decoration or covers for the nomination and legitimacy odznaczeniowych for the president~s office.
Social and intellectual legitimacy: The AKP's social legitimacy was around 34 percent when it came to power in 2002.