Definition of legitimization in US English:


(British legitimisation)


  • See legitimize

    • ‘Jointly these represent the legitimization of environmentalism and its increasing relevance to policy domains.’
    • ‘It provides the legitimization of external sovereignty and some legal protection against aggression.’
    • ‘Legalisation, I feel, may lead to the legitimisation of their usage.’
    • ‘All this has lent a sort of legitimization to the reoccupation, the bombings, and the arrests.’
    • ‘This is nothing less than the legitimization of the lynch mob.’