legitimation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin legitimationem, from lēgitimāre (to legitimate).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /lɪdʒɪtɪˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/

Noun[edit]

legitimation (usually uncountable, plural legitimations)

  1. The process of making or declaring a person legitimate.
  2. (obsolete) Legitimacy.
    • c. 1595, William Shakespeare, King John, First Folio 1623, I.1:
      I am not Sir Roberts sonne, / I haue disclaim'd Sir Robert and my land, / Legitimation, name, and all is gone [...].
  3. The act of establishing something as lawful; authorization.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 231:
      Le Paige established a legitimation for the Parlement's authority which was part history, part romantic fiction, and part political wishful thinking.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

legitim +‎ -tion

Noun[edit]

legitimation c

  1. an ID card or other means of identification

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