Related formsnon·le·git·i·ma·cy, noun
Examples from the Web for legitimacy
In short, Maduro is now facing dual crises: One economic, the other of legitimacy.Venezuela Says Goodbye to Its Lil Friend, While the Rest of the Continent Cheers|Catalina Lobo-Guererro|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At first blush, this practice may have the appearance of legitimacy in cases where detainees refused to eat or drink.‘Rectal Feeding’ Has Nothing to Do with Nutrition, Everything to Do with Torture|Russell Saunders|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It goes beyond just finding the music unpleasant, it invokes the rhetoric of legitimacy.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage|Arthur Chu|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Tudors who succeeded Richard to the throne reinforced their own legitimacy by setting out systematically to trash him.Three Dicks: Cheney, Nixon, Richard III and the Art of Reputation Rehab|Clive Irving|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Having claimed the legitimacy given him by huge support in the streets, al Sisi banned demonstrations that might turn against him.What Would Jesus Do in Gaza? The Tears of Pope Francis Point the Way|Christopher Dickey|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her belief in her legitimacy had rested upon her father's word; but how if he had deceived her?The Shadow of the Czar|John R. Carling
But under the cloak of legitimacy the monarchical Powers harboured their own selfish designs.
Both were nevertheless overpowered by the sense of their legitimacy and sacred aloofness.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
Again, the right of preserving implies also the right of transmission; hence the legitimacy of inheritance.Elements of Morals|Paul Janet
Legitimacy alone promised to stop the endless shiftings of the political kaleidoscope, whether by France, Austria, or Russia.