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.
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The rebel group has quickly filled the power vacuum left by legitimate government and military forces, he says.Boko Haram Steps Up Its War on Kids|Nina Strochlic|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That presupposes action and agency – and the Kiev government is the accepted legitimate government recognized by the UN.Reality Check in Ukraine|Jamie Dettmer|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He said the United States did not take sides but had to deal with the elected legitimate government in place.Egyptians to John Kerry: Stop Backing Dictators|Gameela Ismail|March 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Please, this is a peaceful demonstration against legitimate government issues,” one woman yelled.Anarchists Hijack Rome Protests|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 15, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Every phase of legitimate government must thus go back to the individual, and his desires and functions.The Psychology of Nations|G.E. Partridge
In such case the insurrection is war in the eyes of these other States, but not in the eyes of the legitimate Government.
He may also collect the ordinary taxes, dues, and tolls imposed for the benefit of the State by the legitimate Government.
Free labour and its derivative free trade are the first conditions of legitimate government.Lectures on the French Revolution|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Every legitimate government is republican; what government is I will explain later on.The Social Contract & Discourses|Jean-Jacques Rousseau