Definitions for legitimation
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word legitimation
the act of rendering a person legitimate
"he has filial rights because he obtained letters of legitimation from the king"; "his parents' subsequent marriage resulted in his legitimation"
legalization, legalisation, legitimation(noun)
the act of making lawful
The process of making or declaring a person legitimate.
The act of establishing something as lawful; authorization.
Origin: From legitimationem, from legitimare.
the act of making legitimate
Origin: [Cf. F. lgitimation.]
Legitimation or legitimization is the act of providing legitimacy. Legitimation in the social sciences refers to the process whereby an act, process, or ideology becomes legitimate by its attachment to norms and values within a given society. It is the process of making something acceptable and normative to a group or audience. Legitimate power is the right to exercise control over others by virtue of the authority of one's superior organization position or status.
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