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English definition of “legitimacy”


noun [U] (LEGAL)    /ləˈdʒɪt.ɪ.mə.si/ US  /-ˈdʒɪt̬-/
the quality of being legal : The government expressed serious doubts about the legitimacy of military action.Legal and illegal
(Definition of legitimacy noun (LEGAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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