Definition of legitimization in English:

legitimization

(British legitimisation)

Pronunciation /ləˌjidəməˈzāSH(ə)n/ /ləˌdʒɪdəməˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ /ləˌjidəˌmīˈzāSH(ə)n/ /ləˌdʒɪdəˌmaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/

See synonyms for legitimization

noun

See legitimize

‘All this has lent a sort of legitimization to the reoccupation, the bombings, and the arrests.’
  • ‘It provides the legitimization of external sovereignty and some legal protection against aggression.’
  • ‘This is nothing less than the legitimization of the lynch mob.’
  • ‘Legalisation, I feel, may lead to the legitimisation of their usage.’
  • ‘Jointly these represent the legitimization of environmentalism and its increasing relevance to policy domains.’