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act of giving the status of legitimacy to a child whose parents were not married at the time the child was born. This is generally accomplished by the subsequent marriage of the parents. Under the common law, legitimation by this process was not allowed, although that rule came under the displeasure of the church. It was not until 1926 that a statute was passed in England allowing legitimation by subsequent marriage. In the United States, legitimation by subsequent marriage is the general rule. In some states there are, moreover, special judicial proceedings for the legitimation of a child. In other states one or both of the parents may adopt the child. See bastardbastard,
person born out of wedlock whose legal status is illegitimacy. In civil law countries and in about half the states of the United States, the union of the parents in marriage after birth makes the child legitimate.
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the manner and the process in which a STATE or POLITICAL SYSTEM receives justification. See LEGITIMATE AUTHORITY, LEGITIMATION CRISIS.



(1) In bourgeois states that do not have a passport system legitimation is a way of establishing a citizen’s identity. On the request of competent authorities, a citizen is required to produce identification documents.

(2) In bourgeois civil law, legitimation is proof of a citizen’s right to receive payment or to perform an action, for example, a license to use a patent.

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The volume begins with three theoretical chapters that discuss general concepts and challenges of legitimacy and legitimation in relation to IOs and, in doing so, offer some original insights on these wider theoretical questions.
Although the expanded coverage of the movement will increasingly provide legitimation, the movement could also use this broader reach to explain its rights-based approach, how this approach offers Palestinians a more just solution than the peace process does and what its implications would be for Israel.
154) It also made good use of the Guyer rule in briefs and intra-office memoranda, relying on it to reject the possibility that the Department of State's legitimation exception--established in the Rover case and formally ratified by the Department of Justice in 1920--could apply to the children of Chinese American fathers.
With a stronger understanding of accountability as a persistent institutional problem, (114) the shifting approaches to accountability carry broader lessons regarding the legitimation of humanitarian enterprises and solve old normative challenges even as they create new ones.
For some, the paradox of constitutional democracy seems a variant of the paradox of democratic legitimation.
Although attempting to produce an Afrocentric approach, Omale spends a great deal of time focusing on the debates that have played out in other localities, predominantly Europe, Canada, America, Australia and New Zealand, and, as shown by his reflections throughout the text on the ways that he analysed the data, he is aware that these debates have framed his approach and hence his categories may not have developed organically (this is a potential reason why the legitimation crisis does not make as significant a contribution as I feel that it could towards the end of the book).
The doctors, primary care physicians in Baltimore, said less things to these patients to convey "empathy, legitimation, concern, reassurance, partnership, and self-disclosure" during the course of a patient visit.
To ensure economic prosperity and stability, we finally need to remove the efficiency and legitimation deficits, which means that the present currency union needs to be developed further into an economic, social and political union.
The civil registration process will be a continuous, permanent and compulsory recording of live births, deaths, foetal deaths, marriages, divorces, as well as annulments, judicial separations, adoptions, legitimation and recognitions.
He said it was the most powerful legitimation that the LGBT community could have ever dreamed of.
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In constructing a genealogy of democratic legitimacy, he works to reveal the complicated and often counterintuitive origins of democratic legitimation, and identifies important ways in which democratic legitimacy continues to change today.