The GENERAL CONTEXT of such use is:
legitimacy: the fact of being legitimate.
1.a. the fact of being a legitimate child.2. of a government or the title of a sovereign: or principle. Now often, with respect to a sovereign's title, in a narrower sense: the fact of being derived by regular descent; occas. the principle of lineal succession to the throne, as a political doctrine.
b. transf. genuineness.
3. Gen. Conformity to rule or principle; lawfulness. In Logic, conformity to sound reasoning. See also:
educational system legitimacy
'laissez-faire' habitus in society
language of authority
legitimating class relations
legitimate physical violence
legitimate symbolic violence
legitimate use of physical violence
medical 'selection' (an example)
misrecognition versus legitimacy
negative societal parameters
reality and the misconceptions of sociologists
sociological inquiry into 'the hidden functions' (of education and the social order)
the homology of violence
the negative dimension of society
the relative autonomy of the educational system
the ruling ideas
Father Jerome's DICTIONARY of KEYWORDS/PHRASES used in his scientific writings and at his QUFD website
Father Jerome's PSYCHOSOCIOLOGICAL DICTIONARY of Terms/Phrases used in Monograph III of his QUALIA Series
Father Jerome's SPECIALIZED DICTIONARY of KEYWORDS/PHRASES pertaining to Bose-Einstein Condensates of Non-Matter and Incorporeality, as used in his Works, in QUFD Physics and in the 'QUFD Textbook' Website
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