What does legitimation mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. legitimation(noun)

    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"

  2. legalization, legalisation, legitimation(noun)

    the act of making lawful


  1. legitimation(Noun)

    The process of making or declaring a person legitimate.

  2. legitimation(Noun)


  3. legitimation(Noun)

    The act of establishing something as lawful; authorization.

  4. Origin: From legitimationem, from legitimare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Legitimation(noun)

    the act of making legitimate

  2. Legitimation(noun)

    lawful birth

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. lgitimation.]


  1. Legitimation

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of legitimation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of legitimation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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