legitimation

Definitions

Law

  • noun the act of making a child legitimate, e.g. by the marriage of the parents

Media Studies

  • noun the process by which certain values, ideas, beliefs etc. are introduced, preferred and considered to be ‘mainstream’ by the society in which they are found.

Politics

  • noun the way in which a political system or part of a political system is given the respect of the people so that it can do its work with authority
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