legitimation

(noun) The act or process of providing legitimacy to something.

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  • Plural: legitimations

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How to Cite the Definition of Legitimation

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “legitimation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/legitimation/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

legitimation. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/legitimation/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “legitimation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/legitimation/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“legitimation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/legitimation/>.