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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of formalize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. concerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized forms, especially in religion or art; using formalism.
  • adj. given formal standing or endorsement; made official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedures.

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

  • adj. given formal standing or endorsement; made official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedures
  • adj. concerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art)

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Examples

  • I don't know what I'm looking for -- all I know is neither Lewis 'allegory or Pullman's diatribes against the bureaucratization of spirituality in formalized religion do it for me.

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  • Some thought that veteran, longtime directors might snicker at the idea of formalized training organized by the UCI, but Flory said they were pleasantly surprised at the enthusiastic response from sport directors who were keen to participate in the classes.

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  • Worse, they're flat-out lying about what it is that Darwin formalized.

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  • The purpose of this book is to initiate a new discipline, namely a formalized epistemological method drawn from the cognitive strategies practised in the most effective among the modern scientific disciplines, as well as from general philosophical thinking.

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  • This is as common as dirt in the blogosphere and the big wide world, but it's a kind of formalized, group-oriented insanity.

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  • Otherwise we create what we have now or a situation where there are exchanges but not with any effort ahead of time to create some kind of formalized and agreed upon trust that predates the money system.

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  • This is true, but they have never relied on the Bloc on any kind of formalized basis, as the Liberals and NDP seem set to do.

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  • By early 2010, Rockwood "formalized" a list of some 15 specific targets, which may have included US soldiers.

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  • It was a moment many growing companies face, when the old ways of doing things no longer scale and the problems point toward more adult supervision and some kind of formalized structure.

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  • Do you think these media outlets have some kind of formalized agreement about which on is going to put out the weekly push-poll?

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