Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make legal or lawful; authorize or sanction by law.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Alternative spelling of legalise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make legal.
  • transitive v. To interpret or apply in a legal spirit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make lawful; render conformable to law, either by previous authorization or by giving the sanction of law to what has already been done; authorize; sanction; justify.
  • In theology, to interpret or apply Seripture in the spirit of legalism. Also spelled legalise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make legal

Etymologies

legal +‎ -ize (Wiktionary)

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