Definition of legitimity in English:

legitimity

noun

rare
  • Legitimacy.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Morning Chronicle. From French légitimité fact of being a legitimate child, quality of being equitable and just, (of a government) condition of being in accordance with law or principle, (of a sovereign's title to the throne) fact of being derived by regular descent from légitime + -ité.

Pronunciation

legitimity

/lɛdʒɪˈtɪmɪti/