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- n. Common misspelling of legitimacy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Legitimacy.
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Thus, they try to obtain a legitimity as liberation movements, who fight for liberty or independence against a state.
Whatever be the legitimity of the purpose, the method is ambiguous and full of pitfalls.
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".
In the godless republican system, the power derives from the will of the people, and this is the government’s only source of legitimity.