lawfulness by virtue of being authorized or in accordance with law
authenticity: undisputed credibility
(legitimate) legalize: make legal; "Marijuana should be legalized"
(legitimate) of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful
(legitimate) show or affirm to be just and legitimate
(legitimate) based on known statements or events or conditions; "rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year"
At common law, legitimacy is the status of a child who is born to parents who are legally married to one another, or who is born shortly after the parents' marriage ends through divorce. ...
In political science, legitimacy is the popular acceptance of a governing law or régime as an authority. Whereas “authority” denotes a specific position in an established government, the term “legitimacy” denotes a system of government — wherein “government” denotes “sphere of influence”. ...
(Legitimate (professional wrestling)) Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references, and jargon. Much of it stems from the industry's origins in the days of carnivals and circuses, and the slang itself is often referred to as "carny talk. ...
To make legitimate, lawful, or valid; especially, to put in the position or state of a legitimate person before the law, by legal means; In accordance with the law or established legal forms and requirements; lawful; Conforming to known principles, or established or accepted rules or standards; ...
(legitimate) The name of a taxon is legitimate when published validly in accordance with the roles of nomenclature set out in either the Code of Nomenclature of cultivated Plants or the Code of botanical Nomenclature.
(Legitimate) That which is legal, lawful, recognized by law or according to law.
(Legitimate) Used in the context of general equities. Real interest in trading as compared to a profile stance. See: Natural.
Software is legitimate when it does not violate the rights of the user. If this is the case, the software creators have integrity and may be trustworthy. If the software violates user rights, the creators have no integrity and violated one of the user rights.
Professions have clear legal authority over some activities (e.g. certifying the insane) but are also seen as adding legitimacy to a wide range of related activities.
the right to hold and use power, usually based on the consent of the governed.
a government that has the moral authority to govern. This moral authority may be derived from lawful transfer of power, from the gods or tradition.
(Legitimitaet) is the prestige of duty or model.
Legitimacy refers to the perceived fairness of a dispute resolution process. For example, fair elections or litigation based on socially-accepted laws are generally considered legitimate, as are the decisions that result from such processes. ...
A measure of the acceptability or perceived fairness of an assessment. A legitimate assessment is one that has been conducted in a manner that allows users to be satisfied that their interests have been taken into account appropriately and that the process has been fair. Source: Marine AoA
One of the basic criteria defined by E. D. Hirsch for verifying an objective (historical) interpretation of literature. In an interpretation has legitimacy, the critical reader has been sensitive to the public norms of language applicable to the text. ...
is the normative and political justifications and acceptability for the exercise of power and authority. It relates to perceptions of justness and fairness.
is the recognition that an actor has, or is recognized as having, a legal or moral claim to rule or act on behalf of a relevant population. States have legitimacy because they have, or are believed to have, a moral or legal right to rule. ...
Acceptance by the citizens of the right and power of a government or ruler to exercise authority.
Widespread acceptance of a government as being necessary, rightfully constituted, and rightly exercising power.