The state, or quality, of being legitimate, or in conformity with law; hence, the condition of having been lawfully begotten, or born in wedlock.
a government that has the moral authority to govern. This moral authority may be derived from lawful transfer of power, from the gods or tradition. Manor: an agricultural estate under the control of a single individual or lord. Manorialism: [sometimes referred to as the seignorial system] the system by which the lord exploited the serfs or tenants who worked his estate. Mensheviks Mercantilism Mythopoeic Thought Nation: a form of imagined community in which the members of the community imagine themselves to share a common history and culture. A nation may or may not associated with a particular state. Nationalism
the right to rule on the basis of recognized principles.