Usage examples for legitimacy

  1. They must be reconciled to their rulers so as to harmonize the claims of legitimacy and liberty. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  2. It was the evidence of her wifehood, the seal of her child's legitimacy, her patent of nobility,- the token of her own and her child's claim to social place and consideration. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  3. " Legitimacy" was a brilliant discovery of Talleyrand: it justified the preservation of France in the face of crushing defeat, and, if it restored the Bourbons, it did so as limited, not as absolute, monarchs. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  4. A grand and time- honoured principle, of which the legitimacy is not doubtful to him, was violated in his person. – The Roman Question by Edmond About
  5. The royal confirmation of his title and authority as Adelantado at once dispelled all doubts as to the legitimacy of his power; and the tidings that the admiral was in high favor at court, and would soon arrive with a powerful squadron, struck consternation into those who had entered into the rebellion on the presumption of his having fallen into disgrace. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  6. After having recognized the existence of universal and necessary principles, their actual characters, and their primitive characters, we have to examine their value, and the legitimacy of the conclusions which may be drawn from them,- we pass from psychology to logic. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  7. Others have wandered, unlettered vagrants, so far and wide as to have lost all record of legitimacy. – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  8. If your content ceases, then this property has lost legitimacy for you, and you will laugh at absolute right to it. – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
  9. It need not be a written or classical literature to give an ascendency to one out of many dialects, and to impart to its peculiarities an undisputed legitimacy. – Lectures on The Science of Language by Max Müller
  10. It was said by Infessura, and has since been repeated by a multitude of historians, upon no better authority than that of this writer on hearsay and inveterate gossip, that, to raise Cesare to the purple, Alexander was forced to prove the legitimacy of that young man's birth, and that to this end he procured false witnesses to swear that he was " the son of Vannozza de' Catanei and her husband, Domenico d'Arignano." – The Life of Cesare Borgia by Raphael Sabatini
  11. Crompton's daughter, and that the Colonel had left a paper to that effect, which Mr. Howard had found, and that Eloise had also found the marriage certificate, proving her mother's legitimacy beyond a doubt, and making her sole heir to the Crompton estate. – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes