le·git·i·ma·cy /li-'ji-tə-mə-sē/ n: the quality or state of being legitimate
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
authorization, conformity to law, genuineness, justifiability, lawfulness, legality, legitimateness, legitimation, legitimization, licitness, originality, permissibility, realness, rightfulness, soundness, validity
associated concepts: illegitimacy, paternity proceeding
- Semper praesumitur pro legitimatione puerorum. — The presumption always is in favor of the legitimacy of children- Cum legitimae nuptiae factae sunt, patrem liberi sequuntur. — Children of a lawful marriage follow the condition of the father- Praesumitur pro legitimatione. — There is a presumption in favor of legitimacy- Non est justurn allquem antenatum post mortem facere bastardum qui toto tempore vltae suae pro legltimo habebatur. — It is not just to make anyone a bastard after death, who during his lifetime was regarded as legitimate- Pater est quern nuptiae demonstrant. — He is the father whom the marriage points outII index admissibility, authority (right), honesty, legality, reality, validity
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006