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- n. The quality of being legitimate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being legitimate; lawfulness; genuineness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being legitimate; legality; lawfulness; genuineness.
legitimate + -ness (Wiktionary)
The austere legitimateness of "The Rose of America" gave him a pain in the neck.
St. Anselm, the legitimateness and demonstrative value of which he appears to accept absolutely.
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