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Synonyms for legitimacy
lɪˈdʒɪt ə mə sile·git·i·ma·cy

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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  1. legitimacynoun

    Synonyms:
    legitimateness

  2. legitimacynoun

    the quality of being legitimate or valid; validity

    Synonyms:
    legitimateness

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. legitimacynoun

    lawfulness by virtue of being authorized or in accordance with law

    Synonyms:
    authenticity, genuineness

    Antonyms:
    illegitimacy

  2. authenticity, genuineness, legitimacynoun

    undisputed credibility

    Synonyms:
    authenticity, genuineness

    Antonyms:
    illegitimacy

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. legitimacynoun

    Synonyms:
    legality, lawfulness, accordance with law

  2. legitimacynoun

    Synonyms:
    genuineness

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How to use legitimacy in a sentence?

  1. Henri Falcon:

    The process undoubtedly lacks legitimacy and as such we do not recognize it.

  2. Jacob Zenn:

    Boko Haram will get legitimacy, which will help its recruiting, funding and logistics as it expands, it will also get guidance from ISIS in media warfare and propaganda. Previously Boko Haram was a sort of outcast in the global Jihadi community. Now it is perhaps ISIS's biggest affiliate.

  3. Bre Kidman:

    When you have a lot of money, you're reported on like the only candidate that matters, when we say the person with the most money in the race is the best person in the race, I think we're undermining the legitimacy of our democracy.

  4. Edoardo Siani:

    Buddhist kings show possession of white elephants as a proof of their legitimacy, legitimate kings effortlessly attract white elephants from all corners of the kingdom. These elephants willingly submit to the authority of kings out of recognition of their moral strength.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    Given the engagement of the electorate nationally on this central issue, I would suggest that Judge Gorsuch is no ordinary nominee, because of this unique and transparent process -- unprecedented in the nation's history -- his nomination carries with it a super legitimacy.


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