HyperDic: legitimacy

English > 2 senses of the word legitimacy:
NOUNattributelegitimacylawfulness by virtue of being authorized or in accordance with law
attributelegitimacy, authenticity, genuinenessundisputed credibility
legitimacy > pronunciation
Soundslahjhih'tahmahsiy; lihjhih'tahmahsiy
Rhymesabsorbency ... Yangtze: 255 rhymes with siy...
English > legitimacy: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaninglawfulness by virtue of being authorized or in accordance with law.
BroaderlawfulnessThe quality of conforming to law
Oppositeillegitimacyunlawfulness by virtue of not being authorized by or in accordance with law
Spanishlegitimidad
Catalanlegitimitat
Verbslegitimatemake legal
English > legitimacy: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningundisputed credibility.
Synonymsauthenticity, genuineness
Narrowerreal McCoy, real thing, real stuffinformal usage attributing authenticity
Broadercredibility, credibleness, believabilityThe quality of being believable or trustworthy
Spanishautenticidad, casticidad, legitimidad
Catalanautenticitat, castedat, legitimitat

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