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  • n. Common misspelling of legitimacy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Legitimacy.

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Examples

  • Thus, they try to obtain a legitimity as liberation movements, who fight for liberty or independence against a state.

    The Brain, A Decoded Enigma

  • Whatever be the legitimity of the purpose, the method is ambiguous and full of pitfalls.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • Yet, that's where we are today because we've let the feds do away with "Patriot Act" - type laws which had foundations based on "apparent legitimity" but were, over time and behind closed doors, morphed into a sort of matrix of control, for "everyone else".

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  • In the godless republican system, the power derives from the will of the people, and this is the government’s only source of legitimity.

    Odds and Ends from Kansas - The Panda's Thumb

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