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Conforming to the law or to rules,
  1. Conforming to the law or to rules
    • - his claims to legitimate authority
  2. Able to be defended with logic or justification
    • - a legitimate excuse for being late
  3. (of a child) Born of parents lawfully married to each other

  4. (of a sovereign) Having a title based on strict hereditary right
    • - the last legitimate Anglo-Saxon king
  5. Constituting or relating to serious drama as distinct from musical comedy, revue, etc
    • - the legitimate theater
  1. Make legitimate; justify or make lawful
    • - the regime was not legitimated by popular support

  1. legalize: make legal; "Marijuana should be legalized"
  2. of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful
  3. based on known statements or events or conditions; "rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year"
  4. show or affirm to be just and legitimate
  5. make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone); "They legitimized their natural child"
  6. in accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles; "legitimate advertising practices"
  7. 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. ...
  8. (Legitimacy (law)) 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. ...
  9. (Legitimacy (political)) In political science, legitimacy is the popular acceptance of a governing law or régime as an authority. ...
  10. 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; ...
  11. (Legitimacy) Acceptance by the citizens of the right and power of a government or ruler to exercise authority.
  12. (LEGITIMACY) 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. ...
  13. (Legitimacy) (Legitimitaet) is the prestige of duty or model.
  14. (Legitimacy) 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. ...
  15. (Legitimacy) Decree to which people accept and support their government and its actions.
  16. (Legitimacy) 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.
  17. (Legitimacy) 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.
  18. (Legitimacy) expresses the idea that the government has a right to rule.  It is a normative principle that also depends on factual circumstances in a given country.  Aristotle developed the idea of legitimacy.  Legitimate governments rule for the benefit of all. ...
  19. (Legitimacy) is the normative and political justifications and acceptability for the exercise of power and authority. It relates to perceptions of justness and fairness.
  20. (Legitimacy) 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. ...
  21. (legitimacy) Acceptance as right and proper.
  22. (legitimacy) Widespread acceptance of a government as being necessary, rightfully constituted, and rightly exercising power.
  23. (legitimacy) a publicly recognized quality of an institution like a family or government that make the actions of people connected to that institution both legal and correct.
  24. (legitimacy) social acceptance of the enterprise and its aims; perceived to conform with 'the spirit of the law' as well as 'the letter of the law'; may be referred to as 'licence to operate'
  25. (legitimacy) the right to hold and use power, usually based on the consent of the governed.