Legitimacy

Definition of Legitimacy

Le`git´i`ma`cy   Pronunciation: ~ĭ`må`sŷ
n.1.The state, or quality, of being legitimate, or in conformity with law; hence, the condition of having been lawfully begotten, or born in wedlock.
The doctrine of Divine Right, which has now come back to us, like a thief from transportation, under the alias of Legitimacy.
- Macaulay.

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