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
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At a meeting held on the occasion of the launch, on Saturday, of the "Tunisia's Call Movement," he urged the interim government "to re-direct its trajectory in accordance with the situation" and favour correlation between these three legitimacies.
NNA - 18/06/2011 LF commander Samir Geagea described the new cabinet as having birth defects, during the second conference of Professors of the Lebanese Forces held Saturday in Meraab under the title "Lebanon between Arab and international legitimacies and regional axis policies.
The problem of the legitimacies at the level of the revolutions in the "Arab spring" is only renewed in our capitals, where there are the legitimacies of constitutions, laws and authorities, as well as concerns related to conspiracies against the legitimacies of entities.