Lawfulness vs Legitimacy - What's the difference?

lawfulness | legitimacy |


As nouns the difference between lawfulness and legitimacy

is that lawfulness is property of being lawful, of obeying the law while legitimacy is the quality of being legitimate or valid; validity.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

lawfulness

English

Noun

(-)
  • Property of being lawful, of obeying the law.
  • His extreme lawfulness made him righteous, but did it make him merciful?

    legitimacy

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • the quality of being legitimate or valid; validity
  • Synonyms

    * legitimateness (much less common)