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Legitimate Power

   

Definition: Legitimate Power is a form of power that is based on the perception that someone has the right to prescribe behavior, typically but not necessarily due to election or appointment to a position of responsibility in the organizational hierarchy.
LP is one of the bases of social power as described by French and Raven.
Also called Normative Power.
LP is a form of positional power, typically being based upon a person’s position in an organization, as are also coercive power and reward power.


   
   
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