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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Undisputed credibility; Lawfulness by virtue of being authorized or in accordance with law.

Usage examples (39)
  • It is the sign of a healthy society when the legitimacy of the institutions and people in whom we trust is tested.
  • Lack of legitimacy is often made up for by increased brutality.
  • Hijacking your papers racks to get some legitimacy is pretty low.
  • This last issue, of regulatory legitimacy, is the really important one. for more
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