Translation of legitimacy in Spanish:

legitimacy

Pronunciation: /lɪˈdʒɪtəməsi; lɪˈdʒɪtɪməsi/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (of government, act, birth) legitimidad (feminine)
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    • The legality and legitimacy of that action must be subject to judicial review.
    • This gets to the heart of legitimacy in rule making and the governance of the IMF.
    • He is also in a unique legal position to question the Law Society's legitimacy.
    1.2 (of excuse, demand, complaint) lo legítimo, validez (feminine)
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    • Her justification for the legitimacy of astrology as a valid science went something like this.
    • The protectors of pornography have arguments and principles; the status quo supports the validity and legitimacy of their world view.
    • His more modest aim is that of criticizing the claim that science has a monopoly on truth by defending the legitimacy of experiences of truth which do not depend on and are even distorted by method.

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