- When you question whether something is lawful or permitted, this is an example of questioning the legitimacy of the action.
- When a child is born to a mother and father who are married, this is an example of legitimacy.
Legitimacy is defined as the lawfulness or authenticity of something, or refers to the status of a child being born to married parents.
The quality or fact of being legitimate.
- The supreme court is almost without exception a court of appeal with jurisdiction in cases involving at least $2000, in cases of divorce, in suits regarding adoption, legitimacy and custody of children and as regards the legality and constitutionality of taxes, fines, &c. The supreme court appoints courts of appeal to judge cases involving less than $2000.
- The question between the Lutheran (Augustinian) and Reformed (Philonic) division of the ten commandments was mixed up with controversy as to the legitimacy of sacred images not designed to be worshipped.
- The place of his birth is unknown and its date uncertain, although some authorities give it as the 2nd of April 742; doubts have been cast upon his legitimacy, and it is just possible that the marriage of Pippin and Bertha took place subsequent to the birth of their elder son.
- As the legitimacy of his alleged daughter Juana was disputed, his sister Isabella claimed the succession, and married her cousin, Fefdinand of Aragon, son of John I., in 1469 in defianceofherbrother.
- 1761), left a son Arthur, whose legitimacy was doubted, and the peerage became extinct.