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Noun: legitimation  lu,ji-tu'mey-shun
  1. (law) the act of rendering a person legitimate
    "he has filial rights because he obtained letters of legitimation from the king"; "his parents' subsequent marriage resulted in his legitimation"
  2. (law) the act of making lawful
    - legalization, legalisation [Brit]

Derived forms: legitimations

Type of: act, deed, group action, human action, human activity

Encyclopedia: Legitimation