Definition of Legitimation

1. Noun. The act of rendering a person legitimate. "His parents' subsequent marriage resulted in his legitimation"

Generic synonyms: Act, Deed, Human Action, Human Activity
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Legitimate



2. Noun. The act of making lawful.
Exact synonyms: Legalisation, Legalization
Generic synonyms: Group Action
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Legalise, Legalize, Legitimate, Legitimate

Definition of Legitimation

1. n. The act of making legitimate.

Definition of Legitimation

1. Noun. The process of making or declaring a person legitimate. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) Legitimacy. ¹

3. Noun. The act of establishing something as lawful; authorization. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Legitimation

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Legitimation

legislatrix
legislature
legislatures
legist
legists
legit
legitim
legitimacies
legitimacy
legitimate
legitimated
legitimately
legitimateness
legitimates
legitimating
legitimation (current term)
legitimations
legitimatise
legitimatist
legitimatists
legitimatization
legitimatize
legitimatized
legitimatizes
legitimatizing
legitimator
legitimators
legitimisation
legitimise
legitimised

Literary usage of Legitimation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Conflict of Laws; Or, Private International Law by Francis Wharton (1906)
"So far as concerns the form of legitimation, the better opinion is that the ... In most countries it is required that legitimation should be by a solemn act ..."

2. Roman Law in the Modern World by Charles Phineas Sherman (1922)
"legitimation §492 legitimation defined. A product of Christian Roman law. The sources of the paternal power other than marriage are legitimation and ..."

3. International Civil and Commercial Law as Founded Upon Theory, Legislation by Friedrich Meili (1905)
"I. The legitimation of children born before or out of wedlock is properly referable to the personal status of the party undertaking the legitimation and of ..."

4. A Treatise on the Conflict of Laws: Or, Private International Law by Francis Wharton (1881)
"The child may be born, before the parents' marriage, in their domicil in a country where subsequent marriage does not work legitimation ; the parents may ..."

5. The Recognition Policy of the United States by Julius Goebel (1915)
"It is only through the acceptation of the ultimate right of the latter that legitimation as a matter of internal law actually takes place.1 It is upon these ..."

6. Conflict of Laws, Or, Private International Law by Raleigh Colston Minor (1901)
"Subsequent legitimation — Intermarriage of Parents of Infant Bastard. — The laws of different States vary touching the subsequent legitimation of bastards. ..."

7. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"legitimation, in Law, is the act by which children born Bastards (qv) are made lawful ... This principle of legitimation by subsequent marriage prevails, ..."

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