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Definition of "legitimation" [le•git•i•ma•tion]

  • The process of making or declaring a person legitimate. (noun)
  • Legitimacy. (noun)
  • The act of establishing something as lawful; authorization. (noun)

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Use "legitimation" in a sentence
  • "By the notion of legitimation I mean that the men and women in the crowd were informed by the belief that they were defending traditional rights or customs; and, in general, that they were supported by the wider consensus of the community."
  • "He also dismissed Roberts '"legitimation" argument, noting that any speech that defends a group or its cause can help to legitimate the organization."
  • "He also dismissed Roberts'"legitimation" argument, noting that any speech that defends a group or its cause can help to legitimate the organization."