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 ?
I now mean legitimacy as connected with cause and effect, and nothing political or dynastic.
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.
The doctors only could dispute his legitimacy. But the doctors always prefer the king who is to the king who is not.
"Certainly they were; supposing there were to be doubts raised as to the validity of your marriage or the legitimacy of your child?"
She thought of the child consigned to the nethermost corner of hell, as its double doom for lack of baptism and lack of legitimacy; saw the arch-fiend tossing it with his three-pronged fork, like the one they used for heating the oven on baking days; to which picture she added many other quaint and curious details of torment sometimes taught the young in this Christian country.
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.' Why, honour to her old Welsh blood, my dear," cried my guardian with enthusiasm, "I believe the heart it animates beats no less warmly, no less admiringly, no less lovingly, towards Dame Durden than my own!"
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?
Some of them talked as if she were the guardian angel of Legitimacy. You know what royalist gush is like."
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.
Aden, August 15, 2019, SPA -- The Yemeni Commander of Joint Operations, Major General Sghaier bin Aziz, praised the role of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen in supporting legitimacy and standing by the Yemeni army in defeating the Iranian-backed Houthi militia.
Legitimacy is an important strategic resource that can create significant economic and competitive benefits for firms (Dacin et al.
At the summit, Abbas reiterated the call - this time to compensate for "the absence of a political solution that is based on international legitimacy."