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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 le·git·i·ma·cy /lɪˈʤɪtəməsi/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Le·git·i·ma·cy n.  The state, or quality, of being legitimate, or in conformity with law; hence, the condition of having been lawfully begotten, or born in wedlock.
    The doctrine of Divine Right, which has now come back to us, like a thief from transportation, under the alias of Legitimacy.   --Macaulay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: lawfulness by virtue of being authorized or in accordance
           with law [ant: illegitimacy]
      2: undisputed credibility [syn: authenticity, genuineness]