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legitimate government definition

A government generally acknowledged as being in control of a nation and deserving formal recognition, which is symbolized by the exchange of diplomats between that government and the governments of other countries.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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  • You are looking for the French Government, the legitimate government?

    Parisian Points of View Ludovic Halvy
  • The main object of all science is the freedom and happiness of man, and these are the sole objects of all legitimate government.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • Between the rebellion and the legitimate government, therefore, Barneveld did not hesitate.

  • Now, we ask, in what sense can it be said that legitimate government is a concession of some rights, in order to secure others?

  • The whole sphere of legitimate government was asserted to be the keeping of order and the enforcing of contracts.

    The Making of Species Douglas Dewar
  • legitimate government can be formed only by the voluntary association of all who contribute to its support.

  • This is the principal, if not the sole, motive for the establishment of all legitimate government.

  • Massachusetts was a legitimate government within her own bounds.

    A short history of Rhode Island George Washington Greene
  • Madero finished by saying that the republic being without a legitimate government, he assumes the provisional presidency.

    Diplomatic Days Edith O'Shaughnessy

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