legitimation

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Synonyms for legitimation

the act of rendering a person legitimate

the act of making lawful

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Tyler, Psychological Perspectives on Legitimacy and Legitimation, 57 ANN.
Legitimacy and legitimation are largely controversial concepts.
Legitimacy and legitimation appear, therefore, as toolboxes where any researcher can find the definition that better fits his or her purposes (Suchman 1996; Mazza 1998).